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Feb 29, 2012

Curd Rice / Yoghurt Rice / Fruity Curd Rice / Thair Sadam /Thair Sadam / Perugu Annam / Thayir Satham/ Dadojanam - Lunch Box Ideas / Comfort Food

Curd rice is my favorite food…If I don’t like eating anything spicy or if I didn find that days lunch appetizing. Then the first thing which I do is take some rice add some curd, may be sprinkle with some salt and have it..I love this a lot and some how this was my comfort food..

Curd rice taste best with mango pickle, but my favorite is with garlic and tomato pickle..Wow I love that combo a lot..You can have curd rice with pakoda or bhajji as well..It taste great..The secret of making a perfect curd rice is you should cook the rice till it completely mushy, the one thing which you don't want to do while eating curd rice is to chew..Hence it is comforting..This recipe is great for a hot summer day, it cools you instantly..

I hope you all will love it and let me know what you think..


Rice - 1 cup ( Cooked with 4 cups of water)
Carrot - 1 grated
Seedless Grapes - 1 cup
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 4 tblspn chopped
Milk - 1 1/2 cup
Thick Unsour Curd / Yoghurt- 3/4 cup
Salt to taste

For Seasonings:
Oil- 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu - 1 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / kaya podi - 1/4 tsp
Ginger - 1 tblspn Minced
Green Chilli - 2 finely chopped
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Start by making the seasoning. Heat oil in a kadai.

Add mustard seeds , urad dal and let the seeds pop up.

Now add asafoetida, ginger, green chilli and curry leaves. Fry for 1 min.Switch off the flame and leave aside.

Take cooked rice in a bowl. Add milk, curd, salt and mix well. Add carrots, grapes and coriander leaves and mix well.

Now pour in the seasoning and mix well. Serve with any pickle..

1.Don't add sour curd in this because it make everything so sour.

2.If you are taking this for lunch, add more milk so that it wont get so sour while eating. (This curd rice will get sour as it stand for hours)

3.If the curd rice gets thick while eating, you can add more milk.

4.You could add any fruits if you like and even skip the fruits.

Take all your ingrediants
Prep all your veggies
Heat oil..Add mustard and urad dal
add hing
curry leaves and green chilli
saute well
Now take your cooked rice
add milk
and curd
add salt
add carrot and cilantro
pour the seasoning in
and mix well

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  1. I never ate something like this. I can't say I,m not curious to taste it. Have a nice day!

  2. mmmmmm Yummy would love to have it with maavadu ...ur tempting me a lot ..loved all the rice recipes u have posted in past one week

  3. What a beautiful rice in colors and perfumes. many compliments

  4. milk to curd rice is something I learnt from a friend..just yesterday..adding fruits is new to me.

  5. Yummy sadam...perfect for the weather.

  6. Always nice to end a meal with this one, looks lovely..

  7. wow...different way of preperation....

  8. Creamy rice, juicy grapes and a kick of spices-sounds like a tasty blend. Well done and great pictures!

  9. Creamy rice, juicy grapes and a kick of spices-sounds like a tasty blend. Well done and great pictures!

  10. wow my all time fav too.....adding carrot sounds interesting...i need to try this out next time..looking yummy curd rice

  11. so simple n easy but tasty too.....loved add`g of grapes..

  12. never had curd rice...will have to try this one!

  13. Its my all time favourite dish..Lovely presentation.

  14. Indeed a comfort food.. love the addition of grapes :)

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  15. Such a wonderful rice dish, thank you for sharing the preparation in such detail!

  16. your curd rice look perfect.

  17. this is my all time comfort food...looks delicious, love the addition of grapes...

  18. I've never had anything like this before, gorgeous color

  19. i love to end my dinner with this!..yum!

  20. Enjoyed learning how to make this, it looks really good.

  21. truly... thayir sadam is a perfect comfort food... looks fantastic...

  22. Looks so creamy and yummy curd rice...

  23. Extremely tempting dear..I love curd rice.

  24. looks lovely. my hubby likes this way. rice should not be seen . u made it perfect :)

  25. Yummy curd rice. This is my favorite too..

  26. Wow looks so tempting...perfect for summer

  27. Glad you could join us Aarthi..

  28. i can't end my meal without this. even i love to add grapes.

  29. even i love curd rice, its so cooling to the palate

  30. u just reconfirmed my way of making this rice, being a maharashtrian, i always had my doubts abt how to make it though i make it often..also tried ur pav bun recipes...came out wonderfully, have a query though, how to make the top nice and brown colored like urs?

  31. yummy......Awesome....

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  32. Yummy looking comfort food, simply love it.

  33. @The Pumpkin FarmThanks for trying out pav buns..I just baked it in my otg oven and i din do anything special..You could try to brush it with a little beated egg or cream or milk and bake it..so that you will get that brown colour

  34. I love this curd rice and can have it any time of the day..Looks yum...


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