Thursday, January 17, 2008

Curry leaves Rice

As you know curry leaves is very good for digestion and has many other good properties too. Specially in India and Srilanka people use this leaf in all the recipes. Most houses have a curry leaf plant in their garden.

After coming to US i'm counting and using curry leaves for daily cooking. As you know its very costly here. But when we went for shopping this week, we got so much fresh curry leaves. So i was thinking what can i do with these leaves. Tot of making this rice and we liked it too!!!!

You will need:

  • 3 cup cooked rice ( allow the cooked rice to cool for few minutes) Can add more also
  • 20 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 4 tsp channa dal(bengal gram/kadala paruppu)
  • 3 tsp toor dal(thuvaran paruppu/ sambar dal)
  • cumin seeds
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder(optional)
  • pinch of asofoetida
  • salt for taste
  • 2 tbsp oil/ghee (for tempering)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds (for tempering)
Step 1:

In a frying pan just fry (channa dal, urad dal, toor dal, curry leaves, red chillies, cumin seeds) ingredients and saute it till it turns brown color.

Note: No need to add oil at this stage.

Step 2:

Dry grind the mix using a coffee grinder or with a small jar dry mixie/ blender.

Step 3:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When it splutters add asofoetida to it. Now add amchoor powder, salt and the cooked rice to it. Check for salt. Your curry leaves is now ready to serve.

I don't know what really go well with this rice. We ate this with onion raita and tandoori chicken.

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