Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Curd Rice -South Indian Cuisine

Curd rice is also known as yoghurt rice.It is popular in the states of Tamil Nadu,Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka and Kerala.It is usually accompanied by pickles like mango or lime.It is eaten in main course meal by south indian people to ease the effects of spicy main dishes.It helps in aiding the digestion process.

Ingredients includes 

1 cup boiled rice.
1 cup thick curd/yoghurt.
Salt to taste.
1 tbsp oil for tempering.
8-10  curry leaves.
1 tbsp mustard seeds
2 finely chopped green chilli.
2 dried red chilli(optional)
1 tbsp chana dal
Few strands of chopped coriander leaves.

Procedure : Usually it is made with leftover rice otherwise wash and soak rice for an hour and boil them with 2 cups water in vessel (2 cup water for 1 cup rice) by covering the lid.Let it cool down.
Take curd in big bowl and blend it so that it forms smooth paste now add boiled rice in it and salt to taste.You can add salt during boiling of rice too.Mix it well.

Heat oil in small pan add mustard seeds,curry leaves,dried red chilli and chopped green chilli and chana dal.Roast all of them and add this tempering in bowl of curd and rice mixture.Mix it well so that all spices get mixed properly.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Keep this bowl of curd rice in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.Serve chilled with mango or lime pickel.

Tip: It can be used as baby food too by skipping red and green chilli from it.

Simplest dish to try..i bet u will love eating it :)

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