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 .
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
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.