Curry Leaves Powder/ Gun Powder Using Curry Leaves

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Curry leaves contains iron, calcium, vitamin C and phosphorus. They are also high in proteins, carbohydrates and fibers. Even though they have so many health benefits, some people might not like using them directly. For such people, this recipe might be very useful to incorporate curry leaves in healthy diet. Can store this upto a month in room temperature
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Served As: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking, Indian, South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 4


  • 100 leaves Curry fresh
  • 4 Red Chillies
  • 2 tsp Urad dhal
  • 2 tsp Toor Dhal- 2Tsp toor dhal
  • 2 gm Bengal Gram Dhal -2Tsp bengal dhal
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asafoetida or hing or hing
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Wash and dry the curry leaves. Gather all the ingredients
  • Now dry roast all the above said ingredients stil it changes colour and raw smells goes off. Transfer it to the plate and let it cool a little
  • First grind all the ingredients except curry leaves to a coarse powder. Now add curry leaves and grind it again.
  • When it is powdered transfer it to a plate and let it cool completely before storing it in a air tight container. Enjoy this traditional south indian Gunpowder along with hot idly or dosa by mixing this powder with little sesame oil

Recipe Notes

  1. Dry roasting everything is important step to get a good flavor.
  2. Use a clean spoon for serving so that it stay fresh upto a month 
  3. Can use this powder for making curry leaves rice 
  4. This powder can be mixed with little water if your more health conscious and can bring it to a chutney consistent
  5. If your foodie like me mix 2tblsp of this powder in 2tsp of seasme oil and enjoy it with hot idly or dosa. 
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Janani Balamurugan
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