Curd Rice | How to make Curd Rice

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ByPoonam Bachhav
Created on 28th Nov 2015
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  • By Poonam Bachhav
    Created on 28th Nov 2015

About Curd Rice

Curd Rice / Thayir Sadam / South Indian Yogurt Rice Recipe is a simple yet delicious yogurt flavoured rice dish from South India. Called Thayir Sadam in the state of Tamil Nadu and is offered as Prasadam (Blessed Food) to devotees in Vaishnavite Temples. Often taken with some pickle or chutney and the reason for having it at the end of any meal is because it has a soothing effect and helps in digestion. It is believed to balance the effect of other spicy dishes in the meal. It serves as a healthy lunch box food and it is a refreshing summer meal.

Curd Rice is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Tamil Nadu. Curd Rice is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Curd Rice is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 20 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Curd Rice. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Curd Rice is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Curd Rice is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Curd Rice. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Curd Rice at your home.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Curd Rice

Ingredients to make Curd Rice

  • 1 Cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cup Curd (Plain unsweetened Yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 dry red Chili
  • 1 to 2 Sprigs of Curry leaves
  • 2 to 3 green Chilies, finely chopped
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • A Pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1 tsp of skinned and split Black gram (White Urad dal)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of Pomegranate seeds (Optional)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to taste

How to make Curd Rice

  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and cook in a vessel or using a pressure cooker with 2 1/2 cup water until soft and nicely done. I have cooked it in pressure cooker for 3 whistles. The rice should be little overcooked for this recipe.
  2. Remove it in a bowl. While the rice is still hot, add in the milk and mash the rice using a spoon. You may add a little butter or ghee at this point if you like the creamy texture of curd rice.
  3. Let the rice cool down completely. Now add in the salt followed by curd and mix well. Add in the chopped coriander leaves and green chilies.
  4. For tempering, take a small frying wok heat up oil and add the mustard seeds. Once the seeds splutter, add in the split Urad dal followed by curry leaves, red chili and asafoetida. Fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute and turn off the flame.
  5. Pour this over the curd rice and mix. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve with pickle of your choice or enjoy it as it is. You may add roasted cashew nuts, raisins or grapes also for garnishing.
My Tip: The curd should be added to the rice only when the cooked rice has cooled down completely. Adding curd to hot rice will kill the bacteria from curd and the curd will split.

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