Milagu Jeera Curry Leaf Sadam Recipe

Make this wholesome and spicy Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe and serve it along with Mixed Vegetable Kurma or Potato & Peas Curry in Coconut Milk for a weeknight dinner or a sunday lunch.

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Milagu Jeera Curry Leaf Sadam Recipe
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Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe is an spicy south indian rice made with black pepper, cumin and curry leaves that are ground together and then combined along with cooked rice.

The Milagu Jeera Sadam can also be packed for lunch box as it is very quick and flavourful rice to be eaten along with a Kurma or a Thayir Pachadi.

Serve the Spicy Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe along with Mixed Vegetable Kurma or Potato & Peas Curry in Coconut Milk and a Tomato Onion Raita for a weeknight dinner, lunch or even pack into a lunch box.

If you are looking for more South Indian rice recipes / sadam here are some of our favourites which you can pack for a lunch box or make for an Indian lunch or dinner.

  1. Ulundogorai - Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice (for Prashad & Naivedyam) 
  2. Vepampoo Rice Recipe (Dried Neem Flowers Rice)
  3. Puliyodharai / Puliyogare Recipe (Spicy Tamarind Rice) with Pulikachal
  4. Thengai Sadam Recipe (A Quick and Healthy Coconut Rice)


Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

25 M


2 Servings


  • 2 cups Cooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1/4 cup Raw Peanuts (Moongphali)
  • Salt , to taste
  • For The Milagu Jeera
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/4 cup Curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame (Gingelly) Oil

How to make Milagu Jeera Curry Leaf Sadam Recipe

  1. To begin making the Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe With Curry Leaves, we will first make the masala of the black pepper, cumin and curry leaves

  2. In a preheated pan, roast the whole black peppercorns (milagu) and cumin seeds (jeera) on medium heat. Roast until you notice the cumin crackling and the color or black pepper changes slightly.

  3. Add the roasted milagu (black pepper) and jeera (cumin seeds), along with the curry leaves into a mixer grinder. Blend to make a coarse powder.

  4. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil on medium heat;  add the mustard seeds, split urad dal and raw peanuts. Allow the mustard seeds to crackle and the dal and peanuts to get well roasted.

  5. Roast until the peanuts turn crisp.

  6. Once the peanuts are crisp add the milagu and jeera ground mixture. Stir for a few seconds.

  7. Add the cooked rice/ sadam and salt to taste. Add an additional tablespoon sesame oil and stir well to combine the Milagu Jeera Sadam with Curry leaves. 

  8. Turn heat to low cover and simmer the Milagu Jeera Sadam for 2 to 3 minutes and turn off the heat. Check the salt to taste and adjust accordingly.

  9. Serve the Spicy Milagu Jeera Curry Leaf Sadam Recipe along with Mixed Vegetable Kurma or Potato & Peas Curry in Coconut Milk and a Tomato Onion Raita for a weeknight dinner, lunch or even pack into a lunch box.

Last Modified On Thursday, 05 July 2018 15:14
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