Thulasi Sadam (Basil Rice)


Chopped basil leaves (Thulasi) – 1/2 cup
Boiled rice – 1 cup
Chopped onion – 1
Chopped green chillies – 2
Coriander leaves (Kothamalii) – little

To Season

Oil – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Channa dal (Kadalai paruppu) – 1 teaspoon
Urad dal (Ulutham paruppu) – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves (Karuvepillai) – 2 sprigs


1. In a non-stick pan, heat oil. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Add curry leaves, urad dal and channa dal. When both the dals turn light brown, add the chopped onion and chopped green chillies. Fry until onions become transparent.


2.  Now, add basil leaves and salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Add boiled rice and coriander leaves. Mix well.

  • Cool the boiled rice down before adding it to the stove.

Now, Basil rice (Thulasi Sadam) is ready!



Poriyal & Varuval

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