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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 !!

to cook rice  
uncooked rice 1/2 cup 
water 1 1/2 cup

for curd rice
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 powder/hing/kayam podi 1/4 tsp
green chilly 1
urad dal 1 tbsp
curry leaves few torn
oil 2tbsp

  • 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 add oil.When hot,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. 
* Add more chillies to spice it up as per preference.

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


meena said... Best Blogger Tips

I hear that even in winter we should take yogurt.There is nothing more satisfying than some morumchorum.
What pickle is that on top Julie?

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

Adding cashews to Curd rice.. Perfect!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meena Kumaryeah thats true..yogurt should be taken in winters..but we just avoid making thayir sadam in winters as kids don't favor it much..they wish to have hot foods.That pickle was a store brought mango pickle,Meena :)

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

Even though I had done my college in the South, I never tried Tayir Sadam. My favorites were lemon and tomato rice. This looks comforting. I was also curious like Meena to find out the pickle you topped the rice with :)

Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish I can dig in!!

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

my kids fav..looks inviting :)

Cathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh, I would love to try this!

Sooriya said... Best Blogger Tips

Our lunch today...!! Best food always!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so creamy! Perfect :)

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

I thought it was a sweet recipe. The mixture of ingredients is fantastic. Good weekend.

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Nicely done..Curd Rice looks so yummy n inviting!

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

All time comfort food..

Mijú said... Best Blogger Tips

Bien cremosito.
Un saludito

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious very nice curd rice

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I must try this thayir sadam..... I have tasted from my Tamil friends and simply loved it.....thanx for sharing :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple yet super yummy!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a comfort meal... easy to put together and very safe on the tummy... looks really delicious...

Priya dharshini said... Best Blogger Tips

Love making it everyday for packing lunch..So,I finish two spoons right away before my breakfast :)

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

love this creamy cold spiced rice.