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April 19, 2009

Curry leaves Rice(Karuvepilai Saadham)



I realized that I haven't posted much South Indian recipes. From now on, I will make it a point to post traditional recipes from the South once in a while. My latest post in my health blog is all about curry leaves. They are very good for you. I almost forgot about this rice until I saw it in Sriharivatsan's blog. I tried this last weekend and loved it. I have made some changes to her recipe and here is my version.

Serves 2

Ingredients:
Fresh Curry leaves-1 cup
Oil-1/2 tsp
Urud dal-1 tbsp
Hing-1/4 tsp
Red chillies-4
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Whole pepper-1/2 tsp
Rice-3/4 cup(uncooked)

Method:
Cook rice and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry all the above ingredients together till curry leaves turn crisp and urud dal turns golden brown. Cool and grind to a coarse powder. Mix with hot rice and ghee. Serve with pappad.

Note:Rice should be cooked in such a way that the grains are separate and not mushy.

71 comments:

  1. This must taste amazing, I love the speckled green color... Nice!

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  2. mmm, aromatic rice... But I dont used Mustard seeds... Good entry...

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  3. Lovely rice with nice aroma..Looks great mahimaa..

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  4. I'm a fan of curry leaves too.. :D
    But inga vikkara vilaikku curry leaves tadka-la mattum dan poda mudiyum... ha ha!! :)
    But once in a while is fine right?? :)
    So lemme try it sometime! Btw, nice presentation again Mahimaa! :) Great job..

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  5. I cant even dream of a day without curry leaves in my kitchen..Mahima,the Rice will be a real delicacy with the yummy curry leaves flavour..can guess.thanks

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  6. Wow ! sounds new to me ..great shot dear :) Thanks for shring very healthy version recipe with us ..lookig forward to see more south indian dishes :)

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  7. this is a nice recipe... I have been thinking of making some readymade podis so that I can use them on they days I don't want to cook... love the picture :)

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  8. wow.. kalakara.. amma kaiyala sapittathu..mouthwatering rice Mahi//..

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  9. I too make this once in a while! Healthy one!!

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  10. Mahimaa, u can send this to CFK:Rice if u wish!

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  11. Simply Delicious is all that I can say!

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  12. I love this rice! Healthy one!! Your's looks so flavorful and yummy!

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  13. Hmm.. I can feel that aroma from here, Mahimaa! I make it often too.. Love it!

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  14. Lovely color of Curry rice!
    Sonu :)
    www.sevenspice.wordpress.com

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  15. It looks very delicious Mahimaa, I love this rice, I sometimes add green chilies too :)

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  16. Even we prepare this rice mahima but slightly in a different way....
    rice is looking yummy..

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  17. healthy rice mahi....i have recipes for ur event...hope i post them in this month itself ;)

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  18. I love this! The pic looks sooo good!

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  19. Very aromatic rice and beautiful too!

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  20. My favt rice, do check my blog dear for ur award..!

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  21. HEY ,you made a rice of me!.Looks spicy and delicious.Love the pic Tempting as always.

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  22. good one..had once tried in a restaurant in madras..liked it.but never tried..will do it now..

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  23. such a healthy one dear...lovely click

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  24. Thats a delicious and aromatic rice Mahi...Kalakals po!

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  25. ummm nice and helthy recipe mahi looks so delicious great pic too ummm i can smell thae aroma

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  26. wow what a nice click. love the karivepaku powder. good for health and u make me miss india by seeing those snaps. :)Hope u had a nice weekend.

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  27. Curry leaves rice looks amazing..Curry leaves are in season now..We make this often nowadays.
    Nice capture :)

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  28. I usually make a large quantity of curry leaf powder and whenever I want to, use it to make curry leaf rice. Your pic is really nice.

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  29. delicious mahimaa..I have afriend who gets me a similar podi from home, it gets over in no time!

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  30. I love the flavour and aroma of curry leaves and love karuvepilai saadham. Looks so yummy.

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  31. flavorful curry leaves,must taste super good in rice :)

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  32. looks grt mahima....sure yummy...i neva tried tis before ..will try out soon....

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  33. Lovely rice Mahimaa...looks great.

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  34. Got to try this when I get some fresh curry leaves which will be pretty soon.

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  35. Looks yummy .Never had curry leaf rice before. Will give it a try.
    Hey ,there is something awaiting for you in my blog.Pls check it out.

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  36. Saadham is looking very nice.. Nice click!

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  37. Nice flavorful rice Mahima, my favorite.

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  38. sometimes i'll also have this rice... my recipe is a little bit change.

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  39. Curry leaf rice looks so healthy and delicious. I add some seeded tamarind also while frying. urs look yummy.

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  40. a remarkably simple recipe for a such a great looking rice.

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  41. Hey great clicker. Love your work. Btw, the guy at the indian grocery store(near where I live) says that there is a shortage of curry leaves. So, I will have to wait till he gets some stocked up to try this out.

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  42. I love curry leaves, I too make this saadham but in a different way, must try this way too...Great photography mahi...Litterally my mouth is watering hope if could pick it from the bowl!!! hahah...,i am cooking right now and am hungry seeing it GOD!!.

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  43. So healthy and good to eat.. I love curry leaves to.. Nice picture

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  44. wow..super good Mahi..being crazy abt curry leaves,I would love to taste this..:)..Superb pic as usual..:)

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  45. will ty this for sure....i am sure my family memebers would love this..

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  46. Sorry dear for my late comments...System crashed due to viruses, so went to office and worked from there...And gone to Trichy to for kutti's sake (Mottai poda).

    Curry leaves rice look amazing..My favo one Mahi..

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  47. Kanna,
    your curry Leaves rice looks awesome.Great click as usual. this rice is always a part of meals given at Saravana Bhavan Hotel in Chennai.
    Appa

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  48. Rice looks delicious mahima. Such a healthy one. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Very aromatic rice! Lunch box dish!
    Nice click!

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  50. wow thatz a nice & easy dish Mahi & I love the pic

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  51. Very nice and healthy recipe. This does not even include coconut? Very nice.

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  52. Karuvepilai podi... i love it :)... I can smell the aroma of the curry leaves from here :D

    btw the curry leaves that we get here dosent have the fresh smell and taste :(

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  53. Great post :) Nice flavorful and fluffy rice!

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  54. This sounds so delicious, Mahimaa. I have to make this the next time I buy a huge packet of curry leaves at the Indian grocery-- they usually go bad after sitting around for days because I never need so many at one time, but this recipe would be a great way to use them up fast.

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  55. I find all your recipes so intriguing. I really like when you post traditional recipes. I learn so much.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  56. This is too good for health and so flavorful rice!!Looks divine!

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  57. Donno how I missed to comment here...Simple & healthy rice! Ur camera works like magic even for a simple dish!

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  58. the colour of the rice is eye catching and nice click......it must have tasted gr8 too.....

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  59. i love this too mahi. haven't had it in a long period now. should try this :)

    Picture looks soooo good and tempting:)

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  60. this is a great idea if one runs out of karuveppalai podi! nice one!

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  61. My mother made this when she visited me! It not only taste great, but also
    very good for health.

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  62. Wow! lovely click. Very tempting & mouth watering. Very appealing color.

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  63. The rice looks flavorful and inviting...

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  64. Lovely recipe. Must be great for the days when you want some light yet tasty food!

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  65. I can feel the flavor and taste of the rice. would love to give a try.

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  66. love the recipe! what a lovely pic too:-) have never made it before, but the recipe is tempting:-)

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  67. thanks pals...do try this podi, you will like it.

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  68. looks spicy n yum. i like how the curry leaves in the background r slightly fuzzy

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