Thursday, March 28, 2013

Curry Leaf & Cashew Nut Rice

Similar to the Curry Leaves Fried Mee Hoon, curry leaf is the star ingredient for this rice dish (ghee almond rice). Yes, the aromatic leaves are the essential herb for Indian dishes but they certainly have made inroads for other ethnic cuisines as well. The idea to make this dish came about after my friend raved about it, which she had at a function. While she herself was not absolutely sure on how to make, I explored further, a few ideas popped out of my mind and finally, this is my version - rice accentuated with curry leaves, ghee and cashew nuts, and cooked conveniently in the rice cooker.   

3 cup Basmati rice - rinse & drain off excess water
6 sprigs curry leaves - shredded
1/2 cup cashew nuts - break into two pieces
2 tbsp ghee
Salt for taste
Water as needed
Heat ghee and fry nuts till cripsy and golden brown.
Remove and keep aside.
Put in curry leaves.
When leaves start to splatter, add rice.
Stir and fry for a couple of minutes.
Scoop out, tip into rice cooker and add water (about 4 1/2 cups or as normal measurement).
Season with salt, stir and let it cook.
Once done, fluff up rice.
Before serving, combine in fried cashew nuts.
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  1. Wow.. that must be xtremely flavorful & yummy.. First time hearing of this dish.. Lovely pics :)

  2. Wow...cashew but rice looks rice & gorgeous.... :-)

  3. Delish rice!

  4. I luv cashew pulao from Vasantha bavan..this looks very similar

  5. Adorable click,i like the probs,one simple dish ,deliciously made.

  6. u mean to fry the rice grain, after that put it into the rice cooker to cook?

  7. That is really yummy rice love the combo of curry leaf and cashew nuts.

  8. Its so good that I will happily eat this on its own! Will certainly try this out but will replace the cashews with another nut as cashew isn't recommended for those of us with sensitive skin.

  9. Lovely looking rice my friend :D


  10. Thanks a lot all you lovely people for the lovely comments.
    Foodie - yes, to fry the rice, to ensure that the rice remains grainy and does not stick to the others after cooking

  11. I've used curry leaves in a lot of my cooking, but never in rice! Why haven't I thought of that?? Nice!

  12. I love this recipe very much,can't wait to try :)

  13. Another drooling recipe you have here ms.nava!! thank you for sharing. Happy weekend to you and your family. :)

  14. Delicious rice... Loved it :-)

  15. love basmati recipes. Nice have a very nice blog

  16. Just a simple and flavorsome rice. Love it. Adding cashew is a great idea. You know, even I love deconstructing the recipes, where ever I eat, I have this habit of finding what is in it!

  17. Wow this looks really great and really inviting. I feel like want to have this rice now. :) beautiful clicks.

  18. Woaahh !! very well presented post. I d ont usually add cashews in rice, since that makes it even denser but after reading this i think i will give it a try

    glad to follow you :)

  19. Crunchy cashew nuts and the tantalisingly aromatic curry leaves makes this rice dish an exotic treat

  20. I like adding delicious crunch to the rice these is a great way by adding cashew yum. Hi doll your blog does not come up on bloglovin.

  21. Such a simple rice preparation! I love your presentation


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