Traditional Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal | Curry leaves Thogayal (Chutney) | My Grandma's Recipe


Karuvappilai Thuvaiyal / Curry leaves chutney is one of the traditional Healthy thovayal recipe of Tamil Nadu which goes well with idli, dosa, or any tiffin recipe. This is an ancient recipe and my Grandma makes this whenever I get fever. She used to give this thuvaiyal with white rice and rasam. 

Traditional Karuveppilai Thuvaiyal | Curry leaves Thogayal (Chutney) | My Grandma's Recipe
Curry leaves Thuvaiyal


Health benefits of Curry Leaves


Regulates cholesterol levels

Relieves morning sickness and nausea in Pregnant women

Reduces blood glucose levels

Rich in Vitamin A and so good for eye sight

Reduces Stress, improves memory and good for hair growth

Aids in weight loss

Helps in treating dysentery, constipation and diarrhea



 Course: Chutney

 Cuisine: Indian

 Keyword: Curry leaves Thovayal

 Prep Time: 10 minutes

 Cook Time: 15 minutes

 Total Time: 25 minutes

 Servings: 4 servings


Ingredients needed to make Karuveppilai Thogayal


Fresh curry leaves – 2 cups

Grated coconut – ½ cup

Oil as required

Urad dal – 2 tbsp.

A pinch of asafoetida

Red chillies 2

Green chilly - 1 (optional)

A small piece of tamarind

Garlic – 6 cloves

Ginger – ½ inch (optional)


Method for making Karuveppilai Thogayal


Wash the curry leaves thoroughly with water and drain

Heat oil in a pan and add the urad dal

When the dal turns brown, add the hing, red chillies, garlic, ginger, and green chillies.

Saute the ingredients for 3 minutes and then add the curry leaves.

Saute well till the leaves become wilt, this may take 5 to 10 minutes

Next add coconut, coriander leaves, tamarind, and the required salt mix well and switch off the flame.

Allow this to cool. Take care to cool the ingredients never grind it hot as it may alter the taste.

Now take this in a mixie and grind to a coarse paste by adding little water.

Serve the Karuveppillai Thovayal with idli, dosa or any lunch recipe.

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