Friday, May 15, 2009

Curryleaves Rice (Kariveppillai Saadham)

I just love anything as rose, when Sweatha of Tasty curry leaf announced for Food in Colours event for this month as favourite colour theme, i dont want to come back with pink dishes, which i have hosted few months back as FIC-Pink, a fabulous event with huge success..After rose, my favourite goes to green colour, which is the colour of nature, its symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness and fertiliy, green has great healing power and its the most restful colour for human eye, which improves the vision..Dark green is associated with ambition, greed and jealousy while yellow green to sickness, cowardice, olive green is the traditional colour of peace..I love this pleasant colour and obviously my all green dishes of this month goes to FIC-Favourite guest hosted by Sweath, event started by Sunshinemom..Coming to this curry leaves rice, this is one of the most aromatic rice i prepare usually once i bought fresh curry leaves here..i can even say its one of our family's favourite..Curry leaves have loads of healthy stuffs and very much helpful for stimulating hair growth also its control diabetes if they are consumed continously for few months...to know more about curry leaves do check Mahima's Beyond Cooking blog where she talk about curry leaves and their health benefits..

2cups Cooked Basmati Rice
20nos Raw Peanuts
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
Oil
Salt

To Roast and Grind:
1cup Fresh Curry leaves
1tsp Channadal
1tsp Urad dal
1tsp Pepper corns
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
5nos Red chillies
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder

Heat few drops of oil and add channadal, urad dal, pepper corns, cumin seeds, redchillies and fry until the dals turns golden brown, add immediately the asafoetida powder followed by curryleaves and roast until the curry leaves turn crispy...keep aside and let hem cool, grind the roasted ingredients to a coarse powder..can conserve this curry leaves powder very well in an air tight box for months..

Heat a tsp of oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, raw peanuts and fry until the peanuts turns golden brown..add this tadka to cooked rice, springle few tsp of already prepared curry leaves powder and mix everything well..

Serve with papads and chips!!

24 comments:

Malini said... Reply To This Comment

kudos priya, lovely recipe with useful info on curry leaves...

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely rice priya ! love curryleaves in any form :D.
Its amazing that you post recipes continuously, love all your recipes :)

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious curry leaves rice priya...never thought of making rice with curry leaves...thanks for sharing :)

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Priya, You made my rice for my own event,hahaha.Love the rice and HEARTY THANKS for a delicious entry in your favourite green

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a aromatic rice beautiful color priya

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

Very aromatic rice! Always Amazed by your recipes! Great work Priya!

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Wow yo mad erice with curry leaves? Really clever and yummy too.

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

For some reason I never used to eat this when I was young no clue why, my grandma says its good for the eyes and then I got used to it, looks very yummy and delicious!!!

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Nice rice Priya... love curry leaves .... missing it a lot as it is not very much available here.

Lavi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya..This looks absolutely delicious! send me the plate..

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I have never made this at home Priya, I used to get the powder..your dish looks so colorful and yummy dear. Thanks for sharing this recipe :)

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so colourful n perfect..

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe priya.. looks awesome & nice colour..

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely and healthy rice...

Arundathi said... Reply To This Comment

i just made this this afternoon and was going to post about it too - but mine doesnt look half as pretty as yours! nice!!

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Wow flavourful rice with curry leaves! Must have been delicious..and a new one for me :)

VIDYA VENKY said... Reply To This Comment

this is my favorite rice...delicious one

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

U pinky gal! Want to taste this karivepillai sadam :)

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipe. Yummy one.

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yummy healthy rice... thanks for mentioning my other blog dear. so nice of you.

ARUNA said... Reply To This Comment

this is nice priya...sometime bac my mom sent me curry leaves powder, i totally forgot abt it......after seeing ur dish, i feel like having it....thanks for reminding dear!

Radha Ramaswamy said... Reply To This Comment

Your dishes look so tempting.Thanks

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

yummy rice... I was looking for a karuvepilai rice recipe... thanks for this :)

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya... Your recipes are amazing. Take a look at my take of kariveppilai podi. I read yours before making mine. But went with a slightly different combo...

http://arusuvai-kurippu.blogspot.com/2011/11/kariveppilai-curry-leaf-podirice.html