Saturday, September 7, 2013

Curry leaves Rice / Karuvepillai podi sadham


  This is easy to make rice with the curry leaves spice powder. We usually have any podi / spice powder / gunpowder to have with rice or idli and dosa. Mostly we have lentil spice powder and some times curry leaves powder.
  Curry leaf is common herb used in south Indian cooking . Mostly all the homes in south India will have their own curry leaf plant. We do have our own in our garden , so no need of buying in shop.
  This curry leaf has excellent nutritive value . The curry leaf tree is a tropical to subtropical tree , which is native to India. This leaf is known as Karuvepillai in Tamil , while it also called as sweet neem leaves.
 This leaves is aromatic , which gives a unique flavor to the south Indian dishes.curry leaves has many medicinal benefits . it stimulates digestive enzymes . Helps in improving eyesight , good for hair growth and rich in iron.
 This rice can be prepared in a jiffy when we have the curry leaf powder in hand.

Requirement :
Cooked rice – 2 cup
Sesame Oil – 1 tbs
Onion – 1
mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Salt as required
For curry leaf powder :
Curry leaves – a handful
Urad dhal - 1 tbs
Channa dhal – 1 tbs
Dry chilli – 3 ( or ) 4
Cumin seeds – 1/8 tsp
Pepper corns – 6

Method :
Dry roast the curry leaves in a pan and keep aside.
In the same pan , dry roast the urad dhal , channa dhal , red chillies , cumin , pepper .
Grind all together to a fine powder.
Heat oil in a pan , add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
Add  the chopped onion and sauté till it turns transparent.
Add the cooked rice and sauté for a minute.
Add the grounded curry leaf powder and required salt. Stir well for five minutes.
Take off from flame and serve.

Curry leaves rice is ready to serve.
Serve with chips or fryums.
Note :
I had used sesame oil for tempering , any vegetable oil can be used.
onion can be avoided in this rice.