May 20, 2015

Kuthiraivali Thair Sadam Recipe / Barnyard Millet Curd Rice Recipe

I have been hunting for good recipes using millets. I wanted to make any simple lunch recipes using millets so we can include it in our lunch. Curd rice is one of my all time favourite, i have already made it with pearl millet..So i decided to try it with this barnyard millet as well, I made it and it was so comforting..

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Cucumber Carrot Curd Rice
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Pearl Millet Curd Rice
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Other Millet Recipes

CHECK OUT MY PICKLE RECIPES for this curd rice

This is quite simple to make and i am sure you will never miss you rice in this. Because it does taste like normal curd rice. But it is so healthy than that. 

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves - 4 to 5


Kuthiraivali / Barnyard Millet - 1 cup

Water - 3 cup
Curd / Yogurt - 1/2 Cup
Milk - 2 cup or adjust
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 2 chopped finely
Ginger - 1 tsp grated
Curry leaves - a sprig
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped


Take millet in a bowl and wash well. Add it to pressure cooker and cover with water. Pressure cook for 2 whistle, simmer for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and mix well. Allow this to cool.

Now add curd, milk, salt and mix well.

Make seasoning by heating oil and adding all the seasoning ingredients and saute for a min. Add that to the curd rice and mix well.


Take millet in a cooker

Wash it well

Cover with water

Pressure cook

Now rice is done

Mix well and leave it to cool down completely

Add in salt


and milk

keep mixing

Now take seasoning ingredients

Heat oil or ghee in a pan

Add in mustard and urad dal

Add in asafoetida

mix well

add in ginger, chillies and curry leaves

mix that around

add in coriander leaves

mix well

I added some more milk to adjust the consistency of the rice

add in seasoning

mix well


Enjoy with pickle.


  1. What is Barnyard Millet ? Is it whole wheat Dalia?

  2. @sutapa Purkayasthano it is different. Available in any big supermarket

  3. @sutapa Purkayasthano it is different. Available in any big supermarket

  4. Can I use whole wheat Dalia instead of barnyard millet ? Because it is available here .

  5. Thank you for the recipe. I tried it today and it came out awesome.


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