Thursday 22 August 2013

Spiced Curd Rice

In South Indian cuisine, it is common to eat curd rice at the end of lunch and dinner Rich in protein and calcium, this rice dish is just perfect for a cooling summer lunch. The cucumber, carrots and coriander provide fiber and vitamin A.Seasoned curd rice garnished with pomegranates or seedless green grapes is even more deliciousIn summer season this dish tastes excellent, as curd and cucumber are coolants. it is good to use fresh curd otherwise the dish within no time becomes sour. Curd Rice is a comforting South Indian rice recipe that makes for a filling complete meal with pickle. The key to tasty curd rice lies in mashing the cooked rice it tastes great with just a pickle or chutney.
Prep time     : 20 mins            Cook time       : 15 mins              Serves: 4
Raw rice
2 cup
Whole Milk
1 cup
1 tbsp.
Fresh curd
½ cup
¾ cup
Pomegranate kernels
¼ cup
2 tbsp.
To taste
To temper
1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds
½ tsp.
Cumin seeds
½ tsp.
Channa dal
1 tsp.
Urad dal
1 tsp.
Green chilies
Grated ginger
1 tbsp.
Curry leaves
2 sprig
1. Wash and soak raw rice for 15-20 mins and add 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Meanwhile boil the milk and keep it warm.Once the rice comes to luke warm temperature transfer it into a wide bowl and slightly mash it with the back of the ladle.Add warm milk and butter to the rice and mix well.curd12.  Heat oil in a small pan and crackle mustard seeds, cumin seeds and add chana dal, urad dal and cashew nuts and fry until they turn golden in color.Add hing slit green chilies, grated ginger and curry leaves and fry well. Let the tempering cool down to room temperature.Add curd, salt, pomegranate kernels, chopped coriander to the rice mixture and mix well.curd23.  Add the tempering to the curd rice and mix well and keep the rice aside for 1/2 hr. to 1 hr. This standing time will set the curd rice nicely. If you want to serve it later it’s better to refrigerate after an hour until the serving time.curd34. Serve it with curd chilies and lemon or mango pickle. Garnish with seedless green grapes, pineapple pieces and grated mangoes.

If you like curd rice little soft, slightly mash the rice while it is still warm
The curd rice will thicken as it cools, you can adjust the consistency by adding a little milk or curd or both.
Raisins can be added in the tempering along with cashew nuts to the curd rice. You can add grated carrots, grated cucumber to this curd rice. It tastes awesome.
If you have prepared the curd rice well in advance, add 1/4 cup milk to the curd rice 10 minutes before serving as milk removes any sourness of the curd.
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  1. Wow.. looks great dear!!! Yummy yummy!!!!

    1. Thank you yashodha.Its been a week chatted with you.hope kid is fine


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