Curd Rice Recipe | South Indian Style Curd Rice

Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
Curd rice is very popular South Indian dish which can be served as either complete meal or as side dish with any south Indian meal.
  • ½ cup rice
  • ½ cup curd
  • salt to taste.
  • For tempering:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 dry red chii
  • 1 tbsp spit black gram
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  1. Rinse rice for couple of time in water. Now transfer rice into pressure cooker and add 1.5 cups of water.
  2. Cook the rice for 4-5 whistles, let it cool completely.
  3. You can boil the rice for 10 to 15 minutes until it is cooked. It's ok if you little overcook the rice.
  4. To make curd rice, take a mixing bowl and add rice and curd together. Mix them well. You can add the salt here.
  5. For tempering, heat the pan into medium flame and oil into it. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds and all other tempering ingredients listed above.
  6. Cook the dal till it turns brown. It may take 1 minutes
  7. Now add the tempering into curd rice mixture. and mix it well
  8. You can chill the rice and at time of serving add pomegranate seeds as much as you like.
1) You can serve it as dinner, lunch or for kids' lunchbox also.
2) For summer dinner, it is the best option to have cold curd rice.
3) This curd rice recipe is for toddler and for infants also.
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