Thursday, September 23, 2010

Curd Rice (South Indian Yoghurt Rice)

This preparation is the epitome of comfort eating. It is so easy to make and so healthy for you. Yoghurt is a big part of south indian cuisine, it is included in almost everything. I often make this for lunch for my husband accompanied with some sort of meat item liked baked chicken, or kabobs. It is usually prepared using cooked rice and seasoned with a few ingredients like rye, urad dal, and channa dal.

What you'll need:
1 cup uncooked rice
2 tsps rye
2 dried red chili (or more if you desire)
1.5 cup yoghurt
4-5 curry leaves
1/2 tablespoon channa dal
1/2 tablespoon urad dal

Cook rice in medium size pot in two and half cups water. Add salt. Let it come to a boil. Meanwhile, in small sauce pan add a tablespoon of oil. Once heated, add in rye and let it crackle. Rye should look greyish in color. Throw in dried red chili, dals, and curry leaves. Take off heat and combine with rice. Let rice cook on low heat until done. Rice should be slightly mushy. When rice is a little cool, gently mix in yoghurt.


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AMTUL said...

Great recipe thank you habibti for sharing

Priya said...

mmm curd rice reminds me of my childhood