Friday, February 27, 2009

Curd Rice

Curd rice or Yogurt rice is a comfort food made in South India. Cooked rice is combined with curd and then seasoned with chilly, curry leaves, ginger, urad dal, mustard seeds, channa dal and hing.

Ingredients:1 cup curd (yogurt),1/2 cup cooked rice,1 tsp Salt to taste,1 green chilly (de-seed and finely chop)

For Seasoning:1/2 tsp channa dal,1/2 tsp urad dal, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds,2 red chilly,7 curry leaves,Pinch of asafoetida,1/8 tsp grated ginger, 1tsp. ghee.

Mash the cooked rice with your hands (just little). Combine the rice, yogurt and salt. If required add little milk and mix.
Saute the green chilly in a pan until soft. Add it to the rice mixture. Heat a teaspoon of ghee in a pan. Add the channa dal, mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilly, curry leaves, hing and ginger. Stir it for few seconds and finally mix with rice. Serve with pickle or vegetable side dish.

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