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Whether you fry curry leaves (Karuveppilai, Kari Bevu, Karri Patta, Karivepaku) in oil or ghee they give out this distinct flavor that’s just delicious. Curry leaves give an oomph factor to many Indian dishes like pulihora (tamarind rice), dals and some curries.

We had a huge curry tree in the backyard of our house we used to live years ago. Fresh karipatta everyday right from the tree. Now I spend about $1 for a small bag with about 6-7 lean stems.

I wanted to make Meena’s Eggs in curry leaf gravy and bought two bags of them last week. But didn’t realize I was out of eggs (duh..) Instead I made this rice dish that’s just simply delicious that’s perfect as a quick weeknight dinner. Recipe is from an old telugu newspaper.

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Curry leaves Rice (Karivepaku Annam) Yum
Curry leaves Rice (Karivepaku Annam)
Course main course
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice – cooked
  • 4 handfuls Curry leaves
  • 1 Onion – large
  • 4 chilies Green
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • to taste Salt
Course main course
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice – cooked
  • 4 handfuls Curry leaves
  • 1 Onion – large
  • 4 chilies Green
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • to taste Salt
Curry leaves Rice (Karivepaku Annam)
Instructions
  1. Wash the curry leaves and grind them into a paste with as little water as possible.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add jeera and fry for 30 seconds. Add chopped onions, green chilies, garlic and curry leaf paste, sauté till onions are soft, about 7-8 minutes.
  3. Add cooked rice to the mixture along with lemon juice and salt. Mix well and serve as is or with any curry or chips.
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9 thoughts on “Curry leaves Rice (Karivepaku Annam)”

  1. Hi Pavani,
    You have nice rice dishes here,I tried your version of Vangi bath and it was fabulous,I made simple tomato kadhi as an accompaniment.this is a great recipie too,will give it a try sometime soon…till then keep blogging !

  2. Thank you Krithika.

    Hi Macchu, Do try and let me know if you liked it. Thank you for visiting.

    Hi Anonymous,
    Thank you for your comments. I’m glad that you liked the vangi bath. Please keep visiting.

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