Easy Indian Curry Rice Recipe Using Leftover Curry – Indian Curried Rice Recipe
South Indian Curry Rice Recipe – One Pot Indian Curry Rice Recipe Using Leftover Tomato Onion Curry
This Indian style curry rice recipe or Indian curried rice recipe is very easy to follow and you can make very delicious South Indian style curry rice using any left over curry you have. The flavor of the curry rice will greatly depend of the curry you are using to make the curry rice, so the end flavor will vary based on what curry you are using. I have used here the left over tomato onion curry made for chapathi and rice for this Indian curry rice recipe along with some extra spices.
You can actually tweak the recipe by choosing your own favorite spices as well, so this very easy and flexible recipe in terms of the kind of ingredients you use, but I highly recommend following the exact measurements and steps mentioned in the recipe as they are important to make the perfect delicious curry rice.
As I mentioned above, I used leftover tomato onion curry for this Indian curry rice recipe. You can see the link to my tomato onion curry recipe below.
I didn’t add any extra onions to make this curry rice, the onions that you see in the pictures come from the tomato onion gravy that I used. If you use a gravy without onions and wish to have onions in your curry rice, you can fry the onions before you add rice and cook them along with the rice.
So let us see how to make this delicious curry rice following my one pot Indian curry rice recipe.
White basmati rice 1 cup
curry gravy 1/2 cup
water 2 Cups
ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon (or use freshly crushed ginger and garlic)
turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
curry powder 2 teaspoons
garam masala powder 1 teaspoon
salt as required
oil 2 to 3 tablespoons
cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
curry leaves a few (optional)
red chilies 4 to 5
chana dal 1 teaspoon
cashew nuts a few
Instructions to make the curry rice following Indian curry rice recipe
Wash the rice and keep soaked in water for about 120 to 30 minutes.
After soaking, drain the water and lightly rinse the rice and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
After the mustard seeds splutter, add the cumin seeds and fry for few seconds. It is important that you wait until the mustard seeds are spluttered, as mustard seeds will have a slight bitter taste otherwise. You may also skip mustard seeds and just use cumin seeds if that is what you prefer.
Add the chana dal and cashews and lightly fry them in the oil.
Add red chilies and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Add the rice and mix well, saute for about a minute.
Add the salt and ginger garlic paste, mix well and saute for another 1 minute.
Add the curry gravy to the rice, mix well and saute for 1 to 2 minutes, keep in low heat and stir in between to avoid burning at the bottom of the pan.
Add the spices – turmeric powder, curry powder and garam masala powder to the rice curry mix, and stir everything well and saute for 1 more minute.
Add the water, mix everything well and keep in high heat so the mixture will start to boil soon.
As soon as the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat to very low heat and keep the pan closed and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until water is all absorbed and rice is cooked.
Now your curry rice is ready to be served!
When making rice recipes, there is a slight possibility that sometimes the rice end up half cooked while the water is all absorbed. This may happen if the heat is not distributed evenly to the vessel. In that case, please don’t add any more water as that will result in mushy textured rice which we don’t want. The perfect solution for this under cooked rice in rice recipes is to heat an iron skillet or pan and keep the closed rice pan inside the heated iron skillet and cook in medium heat for few more minutes until all rice cooked enough. Just check in between and stir occasionally to encourage even cooking and just to make sure the rice is not getting burnt from overcooking.
Serve hot curry rice as it is or serve with yogurt, raitha, chutneys or any side dish as you wish!
Hope you found this South Indian curry rice recipe helpful!