Curry Leaves Rice - Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe

Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe
Curry Leaves Rice is perfect for lunch or even for lunchbox.I have tasted curry leaves rice once when amma made it for lunch and I instantly loved it....that instant I decided to post it here. Yesterday I bought fresh curry leaves so thought to make curry leaves rice.I adapted the recipe from here, it turned out so flavorful and good.This fits aptly for lunchbox, you can pair it up with some curry / kootu and vadams.

We just had my lunch with karruveppilai sadam,chow chow kootu and vadam, we had a hearty meal.As I loved the rice so much sat down immediately to edit the pictures and post it :)

Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe

Karuveppilai Sadam Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Rice - 1 cup
Tamarind - 1/2 tsp
Gingelly Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste

To roast and grind:

Curry leaves - 1 cup tightly packed
Coriander Seeds - 2.5 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies - 4
Channa dal - 2 tbsp
Fried Gram Dal - 1 tbsp
Whole Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Gingelly Oil - 1 tsp

To temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cashews - 7 broken


  1. Rinse curry leaves well and dry it completely and keep it ready.Take all the ingredients listed under 'To roast and grind' except tamarind and curry leaves.
    How to make curry leaves rice - Step1
  2. Add a tsp of oil and roast till golden brown.Then add curry leaves and saute for 3-4mins until the color starts to change.Add required salt.Switch off.
    How to make curry leaves rice - Step2
  3. Cool down,add tamarind and grind it to a coarse powder,Set aside.In a tadka pan heat oil and ghee, add mustard seeds and hing, once it crackles add broken cashews ann fry till golden brown.
    How to make curry leaves rice - Step3
  4. Cook rice in the ratio 1:2.5 cups of water for 3-4 whistles in medium flame, cool down completely.Fluff the rice add gingelly oil.Now add the curry leaves powder and tempering, mix well.
    How to make curry leaves rice - Step4
Serve hot / warm with papads.Curry Leaves Rice

My Notes:

Curry Leaves Rice

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