Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice, South Indian Tiffin Recipe

Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice

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Traditional South Indian fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’!

It is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and subzi.

You will be surprised to see the value-add that the simple tempering imparts to this easy preparation. It can be had chilled at home, or packed in a box for lunch .

Also do try other exciting South Indian rice dishes like Bisi Bele Bhaat , Chitrana Rice and Sundal Rice .

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Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice, South Indian Tiffin Recipe recipe - How to make Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice, South Indian Tiffin Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1 cup fresh curds (dahi) , whisked
1 cup leftover cooked rice (chawal)
2 tbsp milk
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

For The Tempering
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  1. Put the rice in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher till smooth.
  2. Add the curds, milk, cucumber, carrots, coriander and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
  4. When the seeds crackle, add the urad dal, red chillies and asafoetida and sauté for a few seconds.
  5. Pour this tempering over the rice mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Serve chilled.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy226 cal
Protein5.3 g
Carbohydrates22 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat11.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A867.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C5.8 mg
Folic Acid16.4 mcg
Calcium189 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium28.7 mg
Potassium134.5 mg
Zinc0.5 mg

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Carrot, Cucumber and Curd Rice, South Indian Tiffin Recipe
 on 20 Jun 20 06:11 PM

Loved it alot. Very simple to make and good during UAE summers when the temperature is around 50 degrees. Helps you cool yourself a bit.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !
21 Jun 20 04:20 PM
Cucumber Curd Rice
 on 21 Mar 14 03:19 PM

Cucumber Curd Rice is a very different recipe.Easy to make with the simple and humble ingredients.It makes a flavourful and complete meal.