Curd Rice Recipe (South Indian Thayir Sadam)
Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: South Indian
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Serves: 2
Curd Rice Recipe - A perfect one pot meal yogurt flavored south indian rice dish tempered with spices.
  • Rice : 1/2 cup, uncooked
  • Water : 1 1/2 cups or as required
  • Curd : 1 cup
  • Salt : 1 tsp
  • OIl : 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds (rai) : 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida (hing) : 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilies (hari mirch) : 1 piece finely chopped
  • Ginger (adrakh) : 1/2 tsp paste
  • Urad dal : 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves (kadi patta) : 6 pieces
Recipe to boil rice for curd rice
  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly in water alteast 4-5 times. Soak the rice in water for 10 minutes.
  2. Take the rice in a pan or kadhai and add 2-3 times water. Heat the pan and let water comes to boil once.
  3. Cover the pan with lid and let the rice gets boiled for 5-7 minutes. Check the water level in occasionally and add water if required.
  4. Check if rice is cooked properly by pressing few rice strands between fingers.
  5. Once cooked, strain the excess water from rice using a strainer.
  6. Take the boiled rice in a bigger bowl and add yogurt. Mix well.
  7. Add finely chopped green chilies and coriander leaves (hara dhaniya). Combine well all the ingredients.
Recipe to make tempering/tadka for curd rice
  1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a tadka pan or a small pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot add dry red chili and sauté for few seconds.
  3. Add cumins seeds and sauté until they turn brown.
  4. Now add white lentil (urad dal) and let the dal turns golden in color.
  5. Add few curry leaves (kadi patta) in oil and sauté for sometime.
  6. Also add ginger paste and let the ginger gets cooked in oil for 20-30 seconds.
  7. Tadka for curd rice is ready. Pour the tadka on curd rice and mix it well.
  8. Curd rice is ready to serve. Serve the south indian curd rice with pickle, papad or applam.
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