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5 from 6 votes

Karivepilai Sadam ~ Curry Leaves Rice

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 1/2 cup basmati rice cooked till el dente
  • 1 cup loosely packed curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 3 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10-15 cashewnuts


  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add all the ingredients under "for roasting" and roast them till the curry leaves become crispy. Allow it to cool and powder in a grinder till smooth.
  • In a large saucepan, heat ghee. Splutter the mustard seeds and briefly fry the nuts.
  • Add the rice and all of the ground curry leaves powder and toss well to coat evenly.
  • Serve hot with raita and pickle, and any side of your choice.