Curd Rice Recipe

A comfort meal for most Indians is the Curd rice. Mosaranna, Thayir saadam, Bakala Bhath, Dahi Bhath as it is called in the various regions of India, it is eaten at the end of a meal. Curd being a probiotic, helps in digestion and this is one item which one finds on every menu in a South Indian household everyday. The seasoning varies depending on the preference.

Ingredients :

  • 100 gms rice
  • 4 tbsps grated coconut
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1inch piece of ginger
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/ clarified butter
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal/Black gram Dal
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 broken Dry red chilly
  • Coriander leaves
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Thick set curd as required

Method :

Cook rice as usual. Allow to cool thoroughly. Grind together coarsely the grated coconut, green chillies, ginger and salt. Tip it into the rice. Add thick set curd and mix well. Heat the ghee. Add a spoon of mustard . After it crackles add the Urad dal. After this turns golden yellow add the jeera toss, drop in the broken red chilly and a couple of sprigs of curry leaves. Toss. Drop the seasoning into the curd rice. Mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds. Serve slightly chilled.

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