Ah...ah...you guessed, rich in iron & fibre! Very good for dark-jet black & thick hair!
Choose over grown/mature leaves for this recipe than young twigs. Those mature leaves have more iron content and loads of fibre. And we're going to wet-grind...so if anyone who separates their curry leaves from the gravy, could possibly use it today!
Ingredients And Method:
For Green Paste:
Curry leaves 1-2 bowls
Mint leaves 1 cup
Coriander leaves 1 cup
Karpooravalli Leaves/Indian Oregano 1/2 cup
Ginger 3 inches
Garlic 8 cloves
Tamarind paste 3 spoons
Few spoons of oil.
Fry all the above said in little oil and wet grind them to thick paste. Maybe using limited water while wet grinding.
For Masala Paste:
Coriander seeds 1/2 cup
Dry red chilies 10
Urad dal 1/2 cup
Coconut 1/2 grated
Oil few spoons
Fry these in oil for few minutes or until fragrant. Wet grind in a blender using very limited water.
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Chana dal 1/2 spoon
Urad dal 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves few
Dry red chilies 3
Sesame oil few spoons
Fry these in oil until they pop and splutter well.
In a pan heat oil and add the green paste and fry till its raw smell leaves.
Maybe the raw green color turns to brownish color with good aroma.
Now add the masala too and fry till it blends with the above paste. Fry till fragrant and without any excess moisture.
Remove from stove. Run the seasoning over this.
Serve them with plain steam cooked rice. Run a few spoons of ghee to the rice.