All the ingredients in this recipe can be found in any Indian store.
Curry leaves are pretty easy to grow. We just leave the tree right in the planter; it only needs a little water. You can also find fresh curry leaves at the Indian store; they come in ½-cup ziptop packages.
I buy Laxmi brand puffed rice. You can find it at the Indian store also. It's sold in 2-lb (32-ounce) packages. It's called parched rice or thick poha. For this recipe, I used the thicker variety as opposed to the one for chudva. Otherwise the dish will become too mushy.