Karuveppilai Sadam/ Curry Leaf Rice

Preparation Time:
5 mins
Cooking Time:
30 mins

Requirements to Start with

  • 1/2 cup Brown Rice (or any rice available in your pantry)
  • A little oil
  • A pinch of mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon urad dal
  • Salt, to taste
  • A few drops of ghee (optional)

Ingredients To Roast And Grind

  • 1 dried red chilli
  • A small handful of curry leaves
  • A small piece tamarind
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Serving Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 120
Total Fat 13.3 g 20% Saturated Fat 5.3 g 26%
Cholesterol 11 mg 4% Sodium 590 mg 25%
Potassium 399 mg 11% Carbohydrates 80.2 g 27%
Dietary Fibre 5.3 g 21% Sugars 5.1 g
Protein 10.4 g Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 1% Calcium 5%
Iron 18%


Soak rice for 15 minutes and cook along with salt. When done, allow this to cool in a flat plate and separate the grains with a fork.

Heat oil in a wok and add the mustard seeds, peanuts, urad dal and roast till golden brown. Add this to the cooked and cooled rice.

In the same pan add all the ingredients listed under ‘Ingredients To Roast And Grind’ except coconut. Fry till the curry leaves turn golden. Make sure the ingredients don’t get burnt. Do this on a low flame. Once the curry leaves have turned golden, switch off the flame and add coconut and stir well. Grind this mixture into a coarse paste without adding water. Add this ground masala mix to the rice.

Mix the rice gently and if adding ghee, add at this stage and combine to allow flavors to permeate evenly.

Serve this dish with a cool cucumber and carrot raita.


This recipe does not use onions and garlic. But if you like those flavors, throw in 2 to 3 cloves of garlic and 1 small size onion to it. Make sure the finely chopped onions are sauteed till golden brown and added to the rice.

Though there are several ways to achieve weight loss, not all give effective and safe results. Curry leaves are more familiar in Indian cooking especially in southern part of India. Almost in all dishes curry leaves are added not only to flavor up dishes but also for its wondrous curative properties. Read out to know the best benefits of eating curry leaves for weight loss.

Benefits of Eating Curry Leaves for Weight Loss:

Easy Digestion – Curry leaves cures indigestion problems effectively. Chewing few curry leaves is the best home remedy for treating diarrhoea and nausea sensation. Mild herbal flavor naturally present in curry leaves soothes intestinal walls and also helps for easy digestion. Especially pregnant women who suffer of morning sickness (vomiting sensation) can take curry leaves in some forms to get relieve from it. Eating curry leaves for weight loss excellently promotes healthy body and helps to lose weight faster.

Detoxifies Body – Curry leaves naturally cleanses body and flushes out bad toxic substances. Eating curry leaves for weight loss helps to reduce abnormal body weight. Body has to be cleansed well routinely to get away from many health risks. Eating curry leaves for weight loss in the form of juice or soup or tea twice a week helps effectively.

Burns Bad Cholesterol and Fats – Curry leaves crushes bad cholesterol present in the body. Eating curry leaves for weight loss has powerful nature in burning excessive body fats. In-taking curry leaves helps to get fit body by burning unnecessary fats and cholesterol. Using curry leaves in cooking dishes will not make any difference in your body weight. Chewing or eating curry leaves in a right form and regularly gives you good weight loss results.

Adding medicinal properties enriched curry leaves in everyday life along with proper exercises and healthy food promote fast weight loss and give you fit body.

This dish is a quick and healthy lunch that can be prepared for the whole family.

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