firstly, prepare the masala powder by heating 2 tsp oil and add 1 tbsp urad dal, 1 tbsp chana dal.
also add ½ tsp coriander seeds and ½ tsp jeera / cumin. roast until the dal turns golden brown.
further add 3 dried red chilli, 2 tbsp dry coconut, small ball sized tamarind and continue to roast on low flame.
now add ½ cup curry leaves and roast on low flame.
roast until the curry leaves turn crisp.
cool the spices completely and transfer to the small blender.
blend to smooth powder without adding any water. curry leaves masala powder ready.
now in a large kadai heat 3 tsp oil and add 1 tsp mustard, 1 dried red chilli, pinch hing and few curry leaves.
also add 2 tbsp peanuts and splutter the tempering.
further add 2 cup cooked rice. make sure to use leftover rice or cool the rice completely.
also add prepared masala powder and 1 tsp salt.
mix well making sure the spice powder is combined well.
further add 2 tbsp water and mix gently.
cover and simmer for 3 minutes, or until the flavours are absorbed completely.
finally, enjoy curry leaves rice recipe with raita.