Curry leaves chutney

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curry leaves chutney recipe with step by step photos

Curry leaves Chutney or Karibevu soppina Chutney – a spicy , tasty and refreshing chutney made using lots of healthy curry leaves and few regular spices . One can enjoy it with some hot rice topped with ghee or with dosa , idli etc. Here is how to make it.

Here are some more chutney recipes that you can try – Curry leaves Chutney Powder , Banana Flower Chutney , Shallots chutney , etc

All about Hero of the Dish – Curry Leaves :

Is there any South Indian Cuisine that does not use Curry leaves in its tadka / tempering? If you ask any South Indian list of tempering ingredients even in their sleep they ‘l not miss these aromatic curry leaves. Its known as ” Karibevu Soppu ” in Kannada .These leaves infuse their wonderful flavor to any dish they touch and make their presence felt.

In spite of being a key seasoning ingredient in South Indian food, it is most often discarded while eating. The net result is, nutrient rich herb that is so good for health, never gets eaten.

Curry leaves has many health benefits like they arrest premature graying of hair ,prevents hair loss, helps in digestion, control diabetes, lowers cholesterol and weight . What do they help in reducing weight? I’m sure this sentence might have prompted many people quickly make a note of the recipe…  

About this Recipe

Today i bring to you a recipe where curry leaves is the hero, ingesting all its good qualities into the dish. And taste wise Curry leaves chutney is just yummm. They are just perfect to add that zing to any bland food.

If you are looking for a spicy addition or accompaniment to a meal then this is it. The plus side is you could even eat it as a main course if you are not up to it to cook a full meal. All you have to do is mix it into some hot rice and a little ghee or coconut oil and wow, you have one delicious meal to relish!

It is quiet simple to make and the best part is that you can store it in refrigerator for minimum 1 month. This recipe I think my mom learnt from her MIL who in turn learnt from her daughters MIL…Passing you all recipe of vintage traditional South Indian style Curry leaves Chutney.. Those who are short of time, these chutneys are saviors!

Few Points to Note while making Curry Leaves Chutney :

  • Fresh curry leaves are best. If you do not get fresh leaves regularly, buy the curry leaves whenever available in the market, wash it well and separate the leaves from the stem. Spread it in a paper towel, remove moisture and store it in an air tight container.
  • In case you dont like garlic flavor, you can replace it with Hing for flavor.
  • You can serve this chutney with anything like rice,chapathi,dosa, idli….. I love eating this with steaming hot rice & ghee.Store in airtight container in a fridge.They remain fresh for 1 month.
Curry leaves chutney


Smitha Kalluraya
Curry leaves Chutney or Karibevu soppina Chutney – a spicy , tasty and refreshing chutney made using lots of healthy curry leaves and few regular spices . One can enjoy it with some hot rice topped with ghee or with dosa , idli etc.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 People


To grind :

  • 1 big cup Curry Leaves / Karibevu Soppu
  • 1 small Cup Coconut
  • 1 tsp Coriander Seeds / Dhania
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds /Jeera
  • 4 – 5 nos Red Chillies, based on your preference
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • a pinch Turmeric
  • Lemon size Tamarind
  • little Jaggery, (optional )
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering :

  • 2-3 tsp Ghee / Coconut oil / any oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard
  • 7 – 8 flakes Garlic
  • few Curry leaf


  • Remove the curry leaves from stem and wash them in water .
  • In a pan , throw curry leaves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, pepper, red chillies, salt, tamarind and haldi.
    Add water and cook on medium flame till the curry leaves are cooked.
    You will notice they would have changed their color.Allow it cool .
  • After it gets cooled, transfer the mixture to a mixer. Grind it along with coconut and optional jaggery .
  • In a kadai ,prepare the tempering.
    Heat a tablespoon of oil .
    Add the mustard seeds .
    When mustard seed starts popping, add garlic pieces and saute till they turn golden brown.Add curry leaves .
  • Next transfer the ground chutney mixture to the kadai and stir well. Cook on medium flame for 4-5 mins stirring in between till the chutney gets desired consistency .The final little bit of sauteing and roasting helps in increasing the shelf life of the chutney.
  • Done , our Curry leaves chutney is now ready to serve …..
    Curry leaves chutney

This post was originally posted on SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 and re published on june 10th 2021

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  • Reply
    September 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Wow, I don’t think I have ever had curry leaves chutney – what fun recipe!!!

  • Reply
    Subha Bose
    September 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Nice healthy chutney :)Keep in

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    Priya Anandakumar
    September 19, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    very healthy and delicious chutney…

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    Shwetha Suresh
    September 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Super healthy!hmmm will try it out

  • Reply
    Bhawna Bagri
    September 20, 2013 at 3:45 am

    never try this chutney before…sounds delicious..

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    Priya Shiva
    September 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Good one Smitha Kalluraya 🙂 I never tried curry leaves chutney with jaggery. Maybe a little sweetness to the chutney adds more flavour to it..will definitely try this next time..

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    October 8, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Healthy chutney. We also make powder with curry leaves. Looks inviting.VardhiniEvent: Basics, Tips & TricksEvent: 30 minute dishes

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    Prerana Khanwalkar
    December 12, 2013 at 5:11 am

    very nice ..thanks for linking to my event

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    Rekha Datta
    January 26, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    thanks for documenting our recipes in this form.

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    December 26, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Tried this out and it came perfectly well…my mom loved it…thanks for the recipe.

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    August 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    It tastes yummy… Thank you for the recipe????

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