Add all the ingredients in a crock-pot and cook for approximately 4 hrs. on high or 6 hours on low.
Bring to boil the water, add rice, oil, seeds, star anise, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 35 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed and the rice is fluffy.
Curry leaves contain calcium, phosphorus, iron, nicotinic acid, and vitamins A and C. They are also a source of antioxidants and alkaloids.