Karivepillai(Curry leaves)Sadham/Rice

Karivepillai sadham is a flavorful,colorful and healthy rice which is a good choice for lunch box or on the go.This is my mom's recipe and makes it frequently and this rice can be made in a jiffy if the powder is made in advance.Today is my first day of BM#10 of lunch box dishes and made this rice for Hubby's lunch box as he always prefer one pot meal for the lunch box which is easy to have it in the office and mess free.


Basmathi rice or Raw rice11/2cups
Curry leaves3/4cup
Coriander Seeds2tsp
Red chilly4-5nos.
Dessicated coconut1tbs
Channa dhal(kadalai paruppu)1tbs
Black pepper4-5nos.
TamarindPeanut size
Lemon juice1tsp
Saltto taste
For the Seasoning
Mustard seeds1tsp
Urad dhal1tsp
Channa dhal(kadalai paruppu)11/2tsp
Asafoetidaa pinch


                      Cook the rice and separate the grains by adding little oil.Heat the pan and roast the red chillies,coriander seeds,channa dhal and black pepper corn in a medium flame.Then add the dry coconut,fry it for a minute and turn off the stove and keep aside.Finally roast the curry leaves separately till it changes the color.
Put the fried dhal and red chiilies mixture in a blender and grind to a coarse powder.Then add the curry leaves,salt and tamarind,grind it to a powder and set it aside (or store it in an air tight container).
Keep a pan with oil and splutter the mustard seeds,urad dhal,channa dhal.Then add the cashews and asafoetida,fry it till golden color.Add the ground powder and turn off the stove and mix it well.Add it to the rice and mix it well and finally add a tsp of lemon juice.
Rice is ready.
Enjoy it with raitha,papad or chips and potato fry.

  • The powder can be stored in the refrigerator but tastes better when the powder is freshly made.
  • Peanuts can be added in the seasoning for extra rich taste.
  • Instead of making powder thick paste can be made and saute in the oil.

Okra Raitha/Thayir Pachadi

                                 Okra raitha is a simple recipe which goes very well with this rice.As hubby dear prefers raitha rather than curd rice for his lunch I paired up the rice with raitha.


Okra(ladies finger)10-15nos.
Red chilly4-5nos.
Mustard seeds1/2tsp
Urad dhal1tsp
Curry leaves4-5leaves
Asafoetidaa pinch
Saltto taste

                  Clean and cut the okra to thin slices,heat a pan with oil and splutter the mustard and urad dhal.add in red chilly,asafoetida ,red chilly and okra.Saute the okra for about 5 minutes in a medium flame.Once the okra becomes crispy add in the salt and mix it well,turn off the stove.
Add the fried okras to the well beaten yogurt and mix it well.
Okra raitha is ready.

Serve it as an accompaniment for rice varieties.
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healthy and delicious rice, looks great..okra pachadi looks yum..

luks delicious.......healthy too

Must be a flavorful one. I have never tried this since curry leaves are so precious here.

very nutritious and delicious rice...lovely masala and okra raitha looks yumm n perfect with the rice...too good!!

Wow very nice recipe!! I never tried curry leaves rice before..looks so delicious! I will try sometimes soon..

Delicious and flavorful recipe...

Am drooling here, mouthwatering here..

Very flavorful rice looks so delicious!

Long time I have been thinking to make curry leaves rice and your recipe looks great. I will make this today for my lunch.

Wat a flavourful rice, irresistible and definitely healthy,lovely combo..

Looks absolutely delicious. Loved the colour of the rice...

wow, I would luv to make curry leaves rice. I save n use each leaves of it like a 'big miser' ha ha. they r really precious here, but I'll def try this once 4 sure bcse I loveeee curry leaves. great combo dear, both dishes luk yummmm :)

Both the dishes look delicious. Okra raita is completely new to me. Will have to give it a try.

lovely sadam..


This is one of my favorite flavored rice. Love the click with the rice and raita...

too good. i make okra raita. bookmarked the rice :)

Very tempting and lip-smacking rice! Hey, your word verification is still ON, i think!

its so tempting..and very flavourful

Having some dips as stand-bys is also a good idea, and the one we find very useful is hummus, as you can use it on sandwiches, or as a dip with crunchy carrot, cucumber and celery sticks. If boys don't go for the dipping of veggies into humus, you can try the rice roll wraps. kids bento box

I'm really happy with my new refrigerator that I bought during the black friday sale! It's the first one to have a freezer compartment and it's very spacious. It also has lots of small doors for all the little things, so I feel like I've bought completely new fridge.

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