How to make Curd Rice?

What is Curd Rice?

Curd rice, also known as thayir sadam in South India, is a popular dish in Indian cuisine. It is typically made by mixing cooked rice with yogurt (curd) and then adding various spices, vegetables, and sometimes fruit to enhance the flavour.

Curd rice is a popular dish in South India, and is often served as a side dish or a main meal. It is also commonly served as a part of a main meal or as a part of a larger buffet-style meal. It is a great option for those looking for a refreshing and nutritious meal, especially in hot weather, as it is served chilled. The curd in the curd rice will helpful for digestion and that’s the reason the curd rice will be eaten at the end of the full meal course. Here’s a simple recipe to make curd rice:

What are the Ingredients?

1 cup of cooked rice

1 cup of plain yogurt

1/4 cup of milk

1/2 cup of grated carrots

1/2 cup of chopped cucumber

1/4 cup of chopped coriander leaves

1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds (optional)

Few Cashews (Optional)

Salt to taste

For tempering:

1 tbsp of oil

1 tsp of mustard seeds

1 tsp of cumin seeds

2-3 dry red chillies

A few curry leaves

How to cook Curd Rice?
  1. Take the cooked rice in a large mixing bowl and mash it well with a spoon or a potato masher.
  2. Add yogurt, milk, and salt to the mashed rice and mix well.
  3. Add grated carrots, chopped cucumber, coriander leaves, and pomegranate seeds & cashews (if using) to the mixture and mix well.
  4. For tempering, heat the oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, and curry leaves. Fry them for a few seconds until the mustard seeds start to pop.
  5. Add the tempering to the curd rice and mix well.
  6. Let the curd rice rest for at least 30 minutes before serving. You can serve it chilled or at room temperature.

Curd rice is a versatile dish that can be customized to your taste. You can add more vegetables like chopped tomatoes or grated beets, or add roasted peanuts or cashews for extra crunch.

Your delicious curd rice is now ready to serve! Enjoy it with pickle.

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