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Friday, November 21, 2014

Curd Rice | Thayir Sadam

Thayir Sadam(Curd Rice) is a popular rice from South India and this is the best comfort meal in summers.As the name suggests its curd and rice put together to get a simple yet satisfying meal which can be relished with just a touch of pickle or just like that.We love this very much and usually prepare it on some weekends.Summers are the perfect time to enjoy this meal and this is an old draft which longed to be out soon.This recipe doesn't require much expertize to cook and the only thing to keep in mind is the selection of rice(the cooked rice could be mashed easily).Do give this simple rice recipe a try if you haven't tasted this yet and enjoy !!

rice 1/2 cup 
water 1 1/2 cup
yogurt /curd 1 cup
milk 1 cup
cashews 2 tbsp chopped
cilantro/coriander leaves 2tbsp
salt to taste 

to temper
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
red dry chillies 2 broken
asafoetida/hing/kayam1/4 tsp
green chilly 1
urad dal 1 tbsp
curry leaves few torn

  • Wash the rice and cook in a cooker by adding 1 1/2 cup water for 2 whistles on high flame.Wait till the pressure is released to open.Transfer the cooked rice to a bowl.
  • Add boiled cooled milk,add cilantro,salt.Mash well with hands.
  • Add in the yogurt and mix well. 

  • Heat a pan and splutter mustard seeds.Add in dry red chillies,curry leaves,urad dal,green chillies and asafoetida(hing). Switch off flame and season on top of the curd rice.
  • Add the chopped cashews and mix well,serve chilled with pickle or just like that.

* Use rice that preferably mashes well when cooked.Add water as per the brand of rice to cook.I have used sona masoori.

* You can add 1/2 carrot grated too if kids like it.
* You can use butter or ghee to temper instead of oil to enhance tastes.
* You can add grated ginger 1/2 " piece too when tempering.
* You can temper the cilantro too if you don't like the raw smell.

For more yogurt based recipes if interested,check below-
Homemade Yogurt
Pacha Moru
Chembu Astram
Pineapple Pullissery
Kumbalanga Pachadi
Thamaravalyam Pachadi
Mambazha Pullissery
Kaya kaalan 
Beetroot Khichadi
Sweet Pachadi
Kaplanga Moru Curry