Wash rice and cook it in the proportion 1 : 2 / 2.5 ie 1 glass rice ,2 glass water.The cooked rice grains should be separate,not mushy.Once cooked, spread the cooked rice on a wide plate.This will make the grains separate further & also helps to cool quickly.It has to be cooled properly before using.
In a kadai / pan heat oil . Once its hot add mustard, lentils ,peanuts / cashew . Once they splutter add curry leaves and broken red chilli .
Then add salt and curry leaves chutney powder
Saute for 1-2 mins . Our masala for curry leaves rice is ready .
Add cooked rice to the masala. Drizzle some lemon juice if you want and mix well . Taste test .
Simple , healthy and tasty Curry leaves rice is ready . Enjoy it with some papad / raita .
Don’t make the rice mushy . It will spoil the taste. Add few drops of ghee / oil and few drops of lemon while making rice for pulao . This will help the rice grains to remain separate .
If you want you can add some veggies too .
If you don’t have curry leaves chutney powder . you can make masala powder freshly in small quantity as below ..