Curry leaves Rice

This is the original curry leaves rice recipe. Here is an alternate curry leaves rice.

  • Curry Leaves Rice – Method 2

    Cooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    This is a quick version of Curry Leaves Rice and you can make it with left over rice too.

Curry leaves Rice

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: RiceCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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A flavored rice made with curry leaves and garnished with cashew nuts.


  • 1 cup raw rice

  • To roast
  • A handful of fresh curry leaves

  • 2 red chillies

  • 1 tablespoon Bengal gram dhal

  • 1 teaspoon Urad dhal

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida powder

  • 1 tablespoon coconut gratings

  • For seasoning
  • 5 cashew nuts broken into small bits

  • 2 tablespoon oil

  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • Few curry leaves

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Cook the rice till soft.
  • In a kadai, add one teaspoon oil and roast Bengal gram dhal, urad dhal, red chillies, black pepper and asafetida.
  • Now add the curry leaves and coconut and fry for a while on low flame. Let it cool. Then Grind this to a powder.
  • In a kadai, add the remaining oil and when it is hot add the mustard seeds. When the mustard pops up, add cashew nuts and curry leaves and then add the cooked rice.
  • Keep the flame low. Add curry leaves powder along with salt to the rice and mix well.
  • Tips
  • You can avoid coconut if you do not want. But adding coconut will improve the taste and reduce hotness. Instead of oil, you can use ghee also.


  1. I tried this curry leaves rice and it came out well. In fact, like it so much that I have started making it weekly. Nice blog. Keepup the good work.

  2. Hi Ramya,

    Nice to hear that you tried this recipe and liked it. It not only tastes good, but also the curry leaves are rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins and aids digestion.

    You can also make curry leaves chutney/thogaiyal to make best use of curry leaves.

  3. Hi Kamala,
    very nice recepie… I tried it and it tasted so delicious.

  4. Hi Padma,

    Thank you for visiting my site. Nice to hear that you tried this recipe and you liked the taste.

  5. I am great fan of south Indian dishes and thank you so much for posting these good dishes.

  6. Hai Kamala,

    Thank you very much as i am trying cooking with your recipe ideas…I tried Pachapayiru kulambhu which worked out fine to my family..curry leaf rice came out superb today….ThanQ Kamala..Aft 13 years of my marriage, i am cooking with ur tips as it is very simple and easier to make…

  7. Hello , i am big fan of your recipes ..

  8. Dear kamalaji,
    Wonderful recipe. I am making this rice once a week. Thanks arthy

  9. Awesome recipe Aunty 🙂 It is so delicious and yet so simple to make!

  10. Thank you madam,

    wonderful receipe…

  11. Hi Madam…I tried this dish and has come out very well. Thank you and keep posting more receipes…

  12. Hello Madam, i tried this couple of time and it came out well both times. Very flavourful and tasteful. Thanks!

  13. Hi kamala mam,

    First time i visited your blog. I thought curry leaves rice will be bitter in taste but it came out very well and nice aroma. As a beginner to Cooking I tried exact measurements as u mentioned so it turned out very well.
    Thanks mam for sharing this recipe

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