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Apr 30, 2008

Curd Rice

Every south Indian lunch and dinner ends with curd rice. Curd rice is just mixing butter milk or curds/yogurts to the cooked rice. But adding a little seasoning to it makes it more tasty and special. Curd rice and pickle is the best combo one can have on a hot summer afternoon lunch. It makes a good picnic lunch too. I am sending this curd rice to Fun 'n' Sun event hosted by Simple Indian Food.


Cooked rice - 1 cup

Butter milk or Yogurt/Curds - 1 cup

Milk - half cup

salt - as required

Curry leaves

Asafoetida powder - 2 pinches

for seasoning:

Oil - 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds - half teaspoon

Urud Dal - half teaspoon

Green chillis - 2 - slit vertically


Add the salt to the cooked rice and mash the rice really well.

Heat oil and add the mustard seeds, when it pops, add the urud dal and green chilli. When the dal turns golden brown add the seasoning to the rice.

Add curry leaves and asafoetida powder to the rice and mix really well.

Add milk and stir well.

Now add the butter milk or curds or yogurt and mix well.

Serve with pickle of your choice.

I have listed below, the many ways of preparing curd rice.

1. Simple Curd rice: Just mix butter milk to the cooked rice.

2. Curd rice with green chilli seasoning. (The method that I have described above)

3. Bagalabhath: Mix a tablespoon of butter to the steaming hot white rice. Mix it until the butter melts completely. Add salt and mix well. Then, add a cup of milk and mix well. Then, half cup thick curds and mix well. This is a simple way of preparing delicious bagalabhath. Curry leaves can be added to this rice.

3. Curd rice with fruits: To the curd rice mentioned in '1' or '2', mix in finely diced apples, pomogranate seeds (washed), seed less small green grapes.

4. Curd rice with Vegetables: To the curd rice mentioned in '1' or '2', mix in grated carrot and grated or finely diced cucumber. Add finely chopped coriander leaves.

5. Mor Molaga Thair sadam: To the curd rice mentioned in '1' or '2', mix in deep fried curshed mor molaga

6. Special Curd Rice: Cook one cup rice with milk (if using 3 cups of water for making regular rice, add 2 cups water and 1 cup milk). Then, do the seasoning mentioned in the above recipe. Mix in half a cup curd and leave it aside for 4 hrs and serve.

7. Other varieites: roasted broken cashews can be added to any variety of curd rice listed above. You can come up with more creative ways of preparing curd rice.

Enjoy the delicious curd rice. Keep cool this summer.


Anonymous said...

Love the curd rice. Especially when you go out for a road trip you can beat the curd rice. Love the bowl Mythereye. My all time fav recipe. Nice entry.

TBC said...

Simple and immensely satisfying.

notyet100 said...

wow so many varieties,,thanks fro sharing//

Kalai said...

Love curd rice in the summer, especially. Perfect for the upcoming season! :)

Sreelu said...


Comfort and curd rice go together. love your pic

Uma said...

beautiful curd rice. Yummy!

Sagari said...

curdrice and pickle hmmmmmm heaven in mouth ,looksss soooo goodddd

FH said...

Hi Myth, that is the greatest comfort food for every south Indian, looks mouthwatering!:))

Love the varieties too, will try sometime.Enjoy the weekend!:)

FewMinute Wonders said...

My staple, comforting and healthy food for summer.

Anjali Damerla said...

For my daughter I sometimes make a special Dahi-Bhaat. I add sour cream or whipping cream. It makes the curd rice more richer ( ok for kids but too fattening for adults) and creamier.
My daughter loves it.

Unknown said...

yeaaaaaa i love South Indian Recipes.....keep 'em coming! this is a nice curd rice btw....

Mythreyee said...

Thankyou ladies for your sweet comments. Yes, it is one delicious comfort food that is anytime welcome.

Sia said...

comforting bowl of goodness. and there r so many ways u can make it and enjoy as u have pointed out.

J said...

Perfect for the scorching summers!

Nupur said...

This is such a great post- I love the way you have written all the variations...I want to try them all one by one :)

Anonymous said...

Curd rice - Best of all dishes:)

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South Indian Recipes said...

I love curd rice.I will try it today.Thanks for the recipe.