Curd Rice Recipe | South Indian Style Curd Rice?
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4 servings
Curd Rice Recipe - A light and tasty dish of rice mixed with creamy curd, tempered with curry leaves, sandgi mirchi, and asafetida. The garnish of pomegranate and fried peanuts lends it an interesting texture.
For Preparing the Curd Rice
  • Cooked Indrayani Rice – 2 cups
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Curd – 1 & ¼ cup, whisked & milkshake-consistency
  • Salt – to taste
  • Powdered sugar – 1 tbsp
  • Carrot – 2 tbsp, grated
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Pomegranate – 2 tbsp
  • Fried groundnuts – 2 tbsp
For the Tempering
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 15 leaves
  • Cumin seeds – ¾ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¾ tsp
  • Green chilies – 1, finely chopped
  • Sandgi mirchi – 1 medium, crushed
  • White urad dal/Skinned & split black gram lentil – 2 tbsp
  • Asafetida – ¼ tsp
  1. To make curd rice, start by adding sugar and salt to the curd. Give it a mix. Set it aside for a moment. Please note that the cooked rice already contains salt.
  2. Make sure the cooked rice has cooled down to the room temperature. Combine milk and rice in another bowl. Mix well.
  3. Save some coriander leaves, carrot, and pomegranate for garnish and add the rest to the rice. Mix.
  4. Pour in the curd that has been mixed with sugar and salt. Mix well.
  5. Now to prepare the tempering, heat the oil in a skillet. Add the mustard seeds and once they pop add the cumin seeds. Then add the asafetida.
  6. Add the urad dal and fry it on low flame until golden.
  7. Add the curry leaves and green chilies and fry them until they begin to turn crunchy.
  8. Finally, switch off the heat and add crushed sandgi mirchi. Give it a quick mix.
  9. Pour the hot tempering on the rice mixture and cover the bowl with a lid.
  10. After a minute, fold the tempering gently into the rice. Curd rice recipe is ready.
  11. Serve it onto a plate and garnish with some carrot, pomegranate, coriander leaves, and fried groundnuts.
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