Simple Curd Rice

Curd rice is a simple traditional probiotic meal. I make sure to serve curd rice to my family particularly when someone takes a course of antibiotics. Antibiotics kills both good & bad bacteria and probiotics helps to replace good bacteria. So taking curd or curd rice during a course of antibiotics will help to keep the good bacteria alive.

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Curd rice tastes best with tangy south Indian pickle; it can also be served with any vadai, thuvaiyal or chutney, mor-milagai, etc. Curd rice taken with sambar vengayam helps to improve the immunity. You can click the images below for their recipes:

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Here I have posted a simple recipe for curd rice with raisins & ginger liked by everyone including children as below:
Time taken: 30 min
Serves: 4

  1. Boiled rice – 1 cup (200 g)
  2. Curd (Yogurt) – 1 cup (200 ml)
  3. Milk – 1/4 cup (optional)
  4. Salt – 1 tsp

    For Tempering:

  1. Oil – 2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  3. Raisins (ular thratchai) – 1 tbsp
  4. Chopped ginger (inji) – 1 tsp
  5. Curry leaves and/or chopped coriander leaves (kothamalli)
  6. Asafoetida (hing/ perungayam) powder – 1/2 tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Pressure cook rice by adding 600 ml water (simmer for 15 min after the first whistle).
  • When the pressure is released, mash hot rice with the back of a ladle until it becomes smooth.
  • Heat a small pan with 1 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when they start crackling reduce the flame and add raisins.
  • Fry raisins till they turn fluffy and add to the mashed rice.
  • Add salt into the rice and mix well.
  • Now pour remaining oil (1 tsp) into the same pan and fry chopped ginger & coriander leaves for few seconds.
  • Add asafoetida powder & fry for 5 sec.
  • Add tempering into the mashed rice.
  • Then pour milk over rice & mix well.
  • Finally add curd and mix well until creamy.
  • Delicious probiotic curd rice is ready to serve.

Please Note:

  • If you want to make curd rice rich & creamy similar to kovil prasadham, you can add 1 tablespoon of unsalted white butter.
  • You can add finely chopped green chillies while tempering for its beautiful aroma.
  • You can also add finely chopped raw vegetables like carrot, cucumber, mango, etc., and fruits like chopped apple, grapes & pomegranate pearls  into the curd rice.
  • You can add chopped dry fruits like cashew, peanuts, etc. while tempering.
  • You can make thayir sadam using millets like varagu, saamai, kuthiraivali & panivaragu as shown below.

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