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curd rice recipe

curd rice or thayir sadam is a popular south indian rice variety that is served with a south indian meal or south indian thali.

4.34 from 9 votes
total time:
15minutes

curd rice recipe with step by step photos and video. curd rice is a popular and tasty south indian dish that is served with a south indian thali or meal. it is also known as thayir sadam or daddojanam or bagala bath.

curd rice recipe

since i am adding a few recipes that are served in temples, i am also sharing this south indian curd rice recipe. for many years, i used to make curd rice following sanjeev kapoor’s recipe, which i had seen in my college days on khana khazana show on zee tv.

recently when conversing with one of my dear readers, durga ji, i asked her about her method. durga ji gracefully shared with me three ways of making curd rice. i found a few similarities between one of her recipes and sanjeev kapoor’s recipe. so sharing that method here in this post. this recipe gives a really good curd rice.

few tips for making curd rice

  1. you can fry ginger and curry leaves while tempering, if you want.
  2. i suggest to use homemade curd. homemade curd has a totally different flavor and taste as compared to store brought curd. when making recipes where curd is the main ingredient, then do try to use homemade curd.
  3. use fresh curd, but if the curd is slightly sour, then you can add some more milk.
  4. curd and milk proportion can be adjusted to suit your taste. you can skip milk also if you want.
  5. green chilies can be skipped for small kids.
  6. you can add cashews too.
  7. cashew curd can be used instead of dairy curd.
  8. you can also add raw mango pieces.

curd rice can be just had plain or can be served after a south indian meal.

if you are looking for more rice recipes then do check:

curd rice

4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time:12 mins
Cook Time:3 mins
Total Time:15 mins
curd rice or thayir sadam is a popular south indian rice variety that is served with a south indian meal or south indian thali.
curd rice recipe
Course:main course
Cuisine:south indian,tamil nadu
Servings:3
Calories:230kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR curd rice

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

main ingredients for making curd rice

  • ½ cup regular rice Or 100 grams rice
  • 1.5 cups water for pressure cooking
  • 1 cup fresh curd Or 250 grams curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • ¼ cup milk OR 62.5 ml milk
  • 1 green chili, chopped (hari mirch)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves OR 4 to 5 curry leaves, chopped (kadi patta)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils or some grapes for garnish - (optional)

for tempering curd rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (til ka tel)
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • teaspoon asafoetida (hing)

HOW TO MAKE curd rice

cooking rice

  • rinse 1 cup rice a couple of times in water. then add the rice in a pressure cooker.
  • add water. stir very well.
  • pressure cook rice for 5 to 6 whistles or 10 to 11 minutes till the rice is cooked very well.
  • when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and check the doneness of rice. the rice has to be more softer than what we cook on a daily basis.
  • with a masher, mash the rice. close the cooker and allow the rice to cool down.

making curd rice

  • when the rice gets cooled down, add fresh curd.
  • mix very well and break lumps if any. you can either use the spoon or masher or your hands while breaking the lumps.
  • now add milk. mix again very well.
  • add finely chopped ginger and finely chopped curry leaves. instead of adding ginger and curry leaves to the rice, you can also fry them in the tempering.
  • next add chopped green chilies and chopped coriander leaves.
  • add salt. mix very well. keep aside.

tempering curd rice

  • heat a small pan or tadka pan and add sesame oil in it.
  • when the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds.
  • let the mustard seeds crackle. now add asafoetida.
  • remove from flame and pour the tempering to the curd rice. again mix very well.
  • serve south indian curd rice topped with a few coriander leaves or pomegranate arils or grapes. you can skip the fruits too and just serve curd rice plain.

RECIPE VIDEO

RECIPE TIPS

  • this recipe can be doubled.
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cooking rice for curd rice recipe

1. rinse ½ cup rice a couple of times in water. then add the rice in a 3 litre pressure cooker. use any variety of regular rice. i used sona masuri rice.

rice for curd rice recipe

2. add 1.5 cups water.

rice for curd rice recipe

3. stir very well.

rice for curd rice recipe

4. pressure cook rice for 5 to 6 whistles or 10 to 11 minutes till the rice is cooked very well. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and check the doneness of rice. the rice has to be more softer than what we cook on a daily basis.

rice for curd rice recipe

5. with a masher, mash the rice. close the cooker and allow the rice to cool down.

rice for curd rice recipe

making curd rice

6. when the cooked rice comes to a room temperature, add 1 cup fresh curd.

curd for curd rice recipe

7. mix very well and break lumps if any. you can either use the spoon or masher or your hands while breaking the lumps.

curd for curd rice recipe

8. now add ¼ cup milk. the amount of milk that needs to be added will depend on the sourness in the curd. since i used fresh curd, i have added less milk. though you can increase the quantity as required. you can skip the milk too.

milk for curd rice recipe

9. mix again very well. the consistency has to be slightly loose and not thick. if the consistency is thick, then you can add some more curd or milk.

making curd rice recipe

10. add 1 teaspooon finely chopped ginger and 1 teaspoon finely chopped curry leaves. instead of adding ginger and curry leaves to the rice, you can also fry them in the tempering.

making curd rice recipe

11. next add 1 green chilli (chopped) and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves.

making curd rice recipe

12. add salt as per taste.

making curd rice recipe

13. mix very well. keep aside. check the taste and add more salt if required.

making curd rice recipe

making tempering for curd rice

14. heat a small pan or tadka pan and add 1 tablespoon sesame oil in it.

making curd rice recipe

15. when the oil becomes hot, add ½ mustard seeds.

making curd rice recipe

16. let the mustard seeds crackle.

making curd rice recipe

17. now add ⅛ teaspoon asafoetida (hing).

making curd rice recipe

18. remove from flame and pour the tempering to the curd rice.

making curd rice recipe

19. again mix very well.

making curd rice recipe

20. here is the curd rice ready to be served.

making curd rice recipe

21. serve curd rice topped with a few coriander leaves or pomegranate arils or grapes. you can skip the fruits too and just serve curd rice plain.

curd rice


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    • after preparing curd rice, you have to chill it, if you are not serving it immediately. since the curd will become more sour or can even get spoiled in the summer heat.

  1. Hi,what is masala elaichi?what is the difference between wheat rava and rice rava? Pls make mohanthal and dudhpak from Gujarati cuisine.

    • masala elaichi is the badi elaichi or the black cardamom. wheat rava is sooji and rice rava is idli rava. obviously wheat rava is made with wheat and rice rava is made from parboiled rice. will try to add these recipes. taken a note of.

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