Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Curd Rice

Today I am going to share a simple yet delicious Variety rice. Curd Rice is one of the soothing dish in the hot summer. As I am a great curd lover, it is must in my diet in all the seasons. Even in parties or while visiting restaurants, after trying all the cuisines, I used to look for at least a scoop of curd rice. This gives a satisfaction of complete meal.




Some times, If i am lazy to prepare any curry or gravy, I used to pack curd rice for my hubby's lunch box. It just goes fine with a simple pickle or chips also.

There are different ways to make curd rice. It is all about our convenient and the available ingredients.


Ingredients:

Cooked rice - 1 cup
Thick Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt- per taste
water - as required

To temper:
Oil - 2 -3 tsps
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Green chili -1 small (finely chopped)
Ginger - 1/4 inch piece (finely chopped )
Curry leaves - 1 sprig (finely chopped)
Perungayam - 1 pinch (optional)

Preperation:

1. Smash the cooked rice with a spoon when it is hot itself. Let it become warm.
2. Then Add salt and half a cup of curd to the rice and mix well. Add a little water if required.

3. Mean while, heat a pan with  oil and add items given in "to temper" list one by one in the same order. Saute for a minute.
4. Add tadka to mixing bowl and mix well.

Thats it!. Simple curd rice is ready to enjoy.

Notes:

1. If it is going to be consumed immediately or in few hours, no need of adding milk to it.
2. If it is taken for long travels and picnics(it is depends on your weather, I will add if it is hot summer / sunny day), suggest you to add little milk to it.
3. Gram dal can be added while tempering
4. Fruits like grapes / pomegranate can be added.


Linking this recipe to Lets cook with yogurt event by simply food