Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice) | How to make Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice)

By Trisha Rudra  |  9th May 2016  |  
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About Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice) Recipe

The humble curd rice is one of my ever-favourite meals. I like this South Indian delicacy for my summer-time lunches, and with the maddening Kolkata heat, nothing can beat this bowl of chilled curd rice! I am no expert when it comes to this though, and while I am aware that it could be prettier and perhaps made with many variations, I like mine sweet, cold and with crisp curry leaves and a light tadka..

Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice)

Ingredients to make Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice)

  • Cooked rice – 1 cup
  • Curd/yogurt (low fat or full fat, either works) – 2 cups
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • sugar – 2 tbsp (adjust as per preference)
  • salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Grated ginger – 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves – 10 to 12
  • asafoetida/Heeng – 1 tsp
  • Split Bengal Gram or Split Black Lentils (Chana or urad dal) – 2 tsp, soaked
  • Ghee or coconut oil – 2 tsp
  • Dry red chilies – 2 or 3
  • mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

How to make Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice)

  1. Prep the rice well before by cooking it until it’s slightly mushy and can easily be broken when mashed. (You may use pre-cooked rice too)
  2. In a large bowl, add the rice, curd, milk and sugar and mix well.
  3. Refrigerate until you prepare the tempering.
  4. Heat a pan and add the ghee or oil.
  5. Add curry leaves, red chilies, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, soaked dal, and fry, and add the grated ginger and asafoetida.
  6. Now add a pinch of salt and stir for a minute or two, before directly pouring on top of curd rice.
  7. Mix well, and serve with choice of sides

My Tip:

You may also add chopped coriander, green chilies or shredded carrots, shredded cucumber, and even fried onions and have it with fried poppadums, pickle, etc.

Reviews for Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice) (7)

Ujwala Borade2 years ago

Looking yummmy

Meenakshi Chopra2 years ago

looks tempting ,:v:

Piyali Saha2 years ago


Suchismita Dash2 years ago

yummy food and I am going to do soon

Khadija Ahmed2 years ago


Radha Sharma2 years ago

very tasty

Meena Pandya2 years ago


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