Chinta Chiguru Podi/ spice powder with Tender Tamarind Leaves

Today I made Spice powder with Chinta Chiguru ( Tender tamarind leaves). We do not get these leaves in US. In my recent visit to India I found these leaves. Bought them and dries them in sun and stored them in a dry place. This way we can use these leaves any time of the year when u do not get these. As these leaves are seasonal people usually dry them and use it year long. We can use these leaves in many recipes like making dal, curry or specially used in chicken or mutton. Today I made spice powder with it to serve with dosa .

We need:

Dry tender Tamarind leaves 1 cup
Garlic cloves 3
Red chili 4
Curry leaves 10
Jeera 1/4 sp
Udad dal 1/4 sp
Chana dal 1/4 sp
Oil 1sp


Tender Tamarind leaves are in green and red color. I didnot have the pic of fresh leaves so copied this below image from google.

If u r using fresh leaves wash and pat dry them before use.
Here am using the dry tamarind leaves.
Wash curry leaves too.
In a pan dry roast curry leaves and tamarind leaves ( if using fresh leaves) and keep aside
Dry roast udad dal, chana dal and jeera.
In a small pan heat oil and add red chili, garlic flakes and fry for 5 minutes on low flame.

Now add all these in a blender and make a fine powder.
Serve this yummy powder with hot rice, dosa or idly.


Srivalli said...

Love those tender leaf Mil makes this often..

vaishali sabnani said...

I m sure this will taste those leaves!!

Chef Mireille said...

one of the products that I've never seen here...guess I have to wait until I get to India to try this one!

Unknown said...

another good one i miss is chinta chiguru for podis and pulusus!....yummy one!

Priya Suresh said...

Unfortunately we dont get this leaf here, yummy podi.

Spice up the Curry said...

must be tasting delicious. tender tamarind leaves picture looks superb

vidhas said...

Wow!! new recipe to me.sounds yum.

Jayanthi said...

Lovely leaf....wish we get them here. With tanginess from tamarind leaves this powder will surely taste lovely.

Harini R said...

reminded me of my childhood summers with loads of chiguru delicacies! love this podi as well.