Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe


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Curd rice is close to every South Indian's heart, especially for the brahmins, who would not hesitate to admit that it is ambrosia for them.


Serve a South Indian a hearty meal, but he or she is unlikely to be appeased unless the meal is suitably concluded with curd rice, which has a soothing effect, balancing the effect of other spicy dishes!


Plain curd rice can be had accompanied with Lemon Pickle or Mango Pickle .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups cooked rice (chawal)
2 cups fresh curds (dahi)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
4 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 to 2 green chillies ,
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
  1. Combine the rice and curds together in a bowl and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the asafoetida, prepared curd-rice mixture, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute.
  6. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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Curd Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
5
 on 03 Feb 14 10:28 PM


Curd Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
5
 on 22 Nov 13 05:27 PM


This curd rice is so easy and quick to make...i eat this when i feel unwell and also when i want to eat something light....
Curd Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
5
 on 19 Apr 11 02:08 PM


Curd Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
4
 on 18 Apr 11 05:42 PM


Superb recipe. Added grated ginger to it for extra digestive taste :)
Curd Rice ( South Indian Recipes )
5
 on 28 Dec 10 11:07 PM


The classic. Its simplicity is the essence of curd rice!