Curd Rice Recipe

Curd Rice Recipe | How to make South Indian Curd Rice Recipe

What is Curd Rice?

Tender and cold rice, coated with curd, tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, having the crunch of fried chana dal and urad dal!!! The freshness of this dish hits my head each time and leaves me wondering how a one-pot meal can be so refreshing as well as filling!?

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Curd Rice Recipe

I generally make curd rice recipe with leftover rice. And if I have planned to make it, I cook the rice a few hours before preparing curd rice. Basically, I don’t like the rice mushy but authentic curd rice has mushy rice. In fact, the rice is mashed for preparing this dish.

The yogurt or curd is the second main ingredient. The quantity of curd determines the consistency of the curd rice. Again, I don’t go authentic here… what I mean to say is my curd rice is a bit thicker than how it is supposed to be.

You can also add some veggies to this, such as grated carrot, etc. The tempering too can be customized by adding ginger, green chilies, fried dry fruits such as cashews, raisins, etc.

Other recipes using leftover rice on the blog

My family loves rice. So I often make for dinner and am often left with a lot of rice. So there are lots of recipes using leftover rice. One such recipe is tawa pulao. I often make extra rice because we to make tawa pulao. Nothing can beat the authentic tomato rice which is totally flavorful.

How to serve Curd Rice?

The best part about this recipe is that it needs no accompaniments. Serve it chilled.

How To Make Curd Rice

1. In a large bowl mix 2 cup rice and 1 cup yogurt. The rice should be cooked and refrigerated. The yogurt should be well whisked

Curd Rice Recipe

2. Add salt to taste and mix.

Curd Rice Recipe

3. In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil.

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4. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. (Ignore the cumin seeds, they just got mixed up)

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5. Add handful of curry leaves.

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6. Add 1 tsp split and dehusked black dal (urad dal) and 1 tsp split chickpeas (chana dal).

Curd Rice Recipe

7. Add 1 broken red chilli.

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8. Add the tempering to the yogurt rice mix.

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9. Mix well but gently.

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10. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or more.

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11. Bon appétit: Serve it chilled.

Curd Rice Recipe

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