Curry Pepper Gravy (Karuveppilai Milagu kuzhambu)
This gravy comes in handy especially when someone at home is having a cold or fever - a great, traditional home remedy. My mother-in-law makes it almost every week as part of her regular menu, and that helps prevent cold and flu in the first place.


fresh curry leaves - 1 cup
turmeric powder - a pinch
salt - 3/4 tsp (adjust according to taste)
oil - 1 tsp

For roasting:

pepper corns - 1 tbsp
split yellow pigeon peas (toor dal) - 1 1/2 tsp
split red pigeon peas (masoor dal) - 1 tbsp
black gram (urad dal) - 1 tsp
coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp
bengal gram (chana dal) - 1/2 tbsp
red chillies - 2 small
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
oil - 1 tbsp


Wash and soak fresh curry leaves in a cup of water for about half an hour.

Heat oil and add the ingredients listed for roasting. Fry till golden brown. Allow to cool, dry-grind in a food processor and keep aside.

Grind the curry leaves to a fine paste in a food processor with a little water.

Heat a teaspoon of oil, add mustard seeds and half a teaspoon of black gram. When it splutters, add the curry leaves paste, and brind to a boil with 2 cups of water. Add the dry gram powder and salt. Boil for about five minutes until the mixture thickens a bit. Serve hot with rice.

Use the water used to soak the curry leaves for boiling the gravy - do not throw it away, it contains nutrients!
14 Responses
  1. Sravs Says:

    Nice and Delicious !! wonderful flavors !!

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  2. Now Serving Says:

    That looks SO lip-smacking yummy! I make this and the hubby and kiddos absolutely love it - Just plain paruppu shadham and this with some green veggie - beans curry = heaven - told you you have me drooling!!
    Lovely post dear -
    Do stop by my blog and hope you will join my cooking adventures too - already following yours - cheers, priya

  3. Nithu Bala Says:

    Healthy Kuzhambu..thanks for the recipe:-)

  4. I love this one with paruppu thoyagal.

  5. Sobha Shyam Says:

    healthy, flavourful and delicious curry..

  6. Fantastic recipe! Thanks for sharing...

  7. Priya Says:

    Slurp,fingerlicking gravy..

  8. Aarthi Says:

    Awesome Recipe...Thanks for posting it dear..


  9. Julie Says:

    Looks flavorful n delicious!!

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  10. roses Says:

    Yes really it's helpful...

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  12. finger licking...

  13. DV Says:

    Healthy and delicious!

  14. kathy Says:


    Good Day,interesting post keep the good work.i'll be back for more


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