Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Curry Leaves and Jeera Pulav

We had thunder showers and heavy rains for a couple of days giving a chilling effect to the summer here. Oh it was very soothing... Now I have a small garden at my home and after this showers most of the plants started growing like crazy... Curry leaves in particular. Now I have a big bunch of curry leaves to be exhausted...

The other day while browsing through arusuvai-kurippu, I found a recipe for pulav using curry leaves. There was no second thinking... I immediately tried it and the dish tasted wonderful... This is a very healthy recipe... I just made 1 or 2 changes to the original recipe like used ghee instead of oil and so on..

Rice - 1 cup
Onions - 1
Curry leaves - 1/2 cup
urad dal - 1 tbsp
pepper - 1/2 tbsp
Jeera/Cumin - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Ghee - 2 tsp
salt - to taste


  • Pressure cook rice with salt and enough water.
  • Finely chop the onions and garlic.
  • In a non stick pan, dry roast the urad dal until the urad dal turns slight pink in colour.
  • Add pepper and curry leaves. Switch off the stove.
  • Saute for about 5 minutes until the curry leaves shrink and turn slightly crisp.
  • Cool and powder the roasted ingredients.
  • Heat Ghee in a pan. Add cumin and fennel seeds. Let it sizzle.
  • Add chopped onions and garlic. Fry until onions turn translucent.
  • Add the curry leaves powder. Add little salt. Mix well. 
  • Switch off stove. Add the cooked rice and mix well.

Curry leaves and Jeera Pulav is ready!!! I served this with raita, pickle and papad.


  1. Looks inviting.. good way to consume more curry leaves

  2. Thanks for trying the recipe! am glad you liked it

  3. Must've been very fragrant and flavorful..nice one Ruchi

  4. Very flavourful and aromatic rice dish. A must try recipe.

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  5. I bet this is delicious!


  6. healthy rice . first time your blog am following u . Glad if u will follow me back.

    1. Thanks for stepping by Beena... Will sure follow you.