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Curry Leaves Masala Rice (ಕರಿಬೇವು ಮಸಾಲಾ ರೈಸ್)

Curry Leaves Masala Rice is quick and easy rice dish. You can use the leftover rice to make this exotic dish. Curry leaves / kadi patta are very flavorful leaves used in seasoning to our delicious side dishes. Apart from the flavor, these are source of iron, calcium, fiber and much more nutrients. It improves the digestion also.

This  curry leaves rice  is very simple to make and very delicious and healthy. This is one of the easy lunch box recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups of water to cook rice

To grind:

  • ¼ cup tender curry leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh/frozen coconut
  • 3 pods garlic(medium size) and it is optional
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 6 to 8 byadgi red chillies
  • small lemon size tamarind soaked in water

For seasoning:

  • 2 TBSP oil
  • 10 to 15 cashew pieces
  • mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 small tomato cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp salt

Health Benefits of Curry leaves:

  • Curry Leaves are  rich in calcium, iron, and phosphorous.
  • Rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.
  • Curry leaves  also helps in flushing out the fat from the body.
  • helps to lower blood pressure
  • Improves digestion
  • helps in hair growth
  • Helps to increase the good cholesterol

METHOD:

  1. Prepare the rice with 2 cups of water and little bit of oil, either in pressure cooker or rice cooker.
  2. Grind curry leaves, coconut, garlic, hing, chillies,turmeric powder, and tamarind by adding a little bit of water to a coarse texture. Keep it aside.
  3. To prepare the rice:
  4. Heat 2 TBSP oil in a big pan.
  5. Fry the cashews until it becomes golden brown, and take it out and keep it aside.
  6. For the same oil add hing, mustard seeds.
  7. Once the mustard seeds pops, add onion and fry a little.
  8. Then add tomatoes and fry it until it becomes tender, now add the grind masala and fry it until it oil leaves the mix.
  9. Now add the cooked rice, mix well cover it and cook for a minute on a low flame.
  10. Turn off the heat and now add the fried cashews.

Curry Leaves rice is ready to serve.

  • Madhu

    Hi Raji…I tried your recepie…it turn out to be very tasty…please share some more rice recepies

    • Raji

      Thanks Madhu. Sure, will post more rice dishes soon.