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Curd Rice

Posted in : Veg/Non Veg on by : Simmi Iyer

Curd Rice is a delicious easy south Indian rice recipe where cooked rice is mixed with curd and tempering is done to it. Also known as Thayir Sadam, Yogurt Rice or Daddojanam, it is a fabulous recipe to use leftover rice. It is a full meal in itself and can be had at any time of the day. Here is how to make it at home.


  • 1/2 cup Short Grain Rice
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Carrot (Grated)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger (Grated)
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli (Broken)
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Seeds


  • Wash the rice and cook with 1 and 1/2 cup of water until cooked. Rice should be mushy.
  • Bring the rice to room temperature.
  • Add curd, milk, carrot and salt and mix well.
  • Slightly mash the rice using using your hands.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
  • Add urad dal, ginger and dry red chillies and fry until dal turns slightly brown.
  • Pour the tempering over curd rice and mix well.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve chilled.

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