I must admit I had never tasted curd rice before but had certainly heard from my papa and my friends that its ridiculously yummy. I always used to wonder what could be so special about such a dish, after all its just curd and rice. But the other day when a friend requested this recipe I googled it and found an appealing recipe. When I made it the same very night.. it was like an instant hit!! I now happen to make it every other day. It is the best comfort food ever. Thought to share this recipe with you. Well I found out that it is also known as Thayir Sadam, my south Indian friends will know. 🙂
1. Thoroughly wash rice , soak it in water for half an hour and pressure cook it till soft and gooey.
2. Immediately transfer the rice in a bowl while still hot. Mash them and add hot milk. I also added butter for that rich buttery flavour. But its optional.
3. Let the mashed rice cool down and then add curd to it.
5. In a pan heat some oil or ghee.
7. Pour the temper over the rice mixture.
8. Garnish with some pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.
- 1/2 cup Uncooked Rice
- 1/2 cup hot milk, previously boiled
- 1/2 cup Curd or unsweetened yogurt
- 1/2 tbsp Butter, optional
- 1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1 Green chili, finely chopped
- 1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
- Few Kaddi Patta or curry leaves
- 1 pinch Asafoetida or Hing
- Salt, to taste
- 1 tsp Oil or Ghee
- 1 Sprig Kaddi Patta
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 generous pinch Asafoetida
- 1 tsp Urad Dal
- 1 tbsp Broken or Halved Cashews
- Thoroughly wash rice , soak it in water for half an hour and pressure cook it till soft and gooey.
- Immediately transfer the rice in a bowl while still hot. Mash them and add hot milk. I also added butter for that rich buttery flavour. But its optional.
- Let the mashed rice cool down and then add curd to it.
- Add finely chopped ginger, kaddi patta, coriander leaves, green chilies, salt and asafoetida. Mix well and set aside.
- In a pan heat some oil or ghee.
- Add kaddi patta, mustard seeds, halved or broken cashews, urad dal and asafoetida. Roast them for a couple of minutes.
- Pour the temper over the rice mixture.
- Garnish with some pomegranate. Serve Immediately.
- You can use any variety of rice you like. I used basmati.
- The original author recommends to add hot milk to the rice as it gives a rich flavour.
- It is very important to let the mashed rice cool down completely before you add curd. Adding curd to hot things can kill the good bacteria and hamper your food and hence upset your stomach.
- The quantity of milk and curd can always be adjusted depending on attaining right creamy consistency.
- If you do not like the raw flavour of ginger you can always put ginger while tempering and skip adding before.
- Carrots, mango, cucumber can also be added to garnish the curd rice. Depends on your taste.