Saturday, 14 September 2013

Curd Rice - Thayir Sadham

I simply love curd rice.Up till when I was in my 10th standard,this was the only thing that filled my lunch box.My poor mother gave up trying to make me eat spicy curries and settled on this comforting food :) I  used to wonder why people would take the pain to make a dish out of it,when all it actually needed was just mixing rice with some salt and curd.But then once I started preparing this, adding all my favorite ingredients as the tempering it became a favourite at home.My dad used to always add ripe mango pieces,grapes and dates to curd rice when we were kids.I once had a chance to chat with the chef at a famous hotel .He told me that when they have dignitaries as special guests they make curd rice which had more than 50 tempering ingredients :) 50 tempering ingredients ?? Honestly I doubt if I would be able to name 50 ingredients :P
So off to the curd Rice !

You'll Need:
Serves 1 - 2
Cooked Rice - 4 cups (from about 50 g/1/3 cup of raw rice)
Thick Curd - 1 cup
Milk or Cream - 1/2 cup
Warm Water - as needed
Salt as needed
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp(finely chopped)
Green Grapes(seedless) - 7 - 8 (halved)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Whole Red Chilli - 1 small
Green Chilli - 1 small
Grated Ginger - 1/4 tsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Hing - a pinch
oil -1 - 2 tsp

-Cook the Rice until it is well cooked and a little on the mushy side.
-To a pan add the oil and when it heats up splutter the cumin seeds,whole red chilli,urad dal and mustard seeds.
-Add the Hing and ginger and saute it for a minute or two.
-Add the chopped green chilli and saute for a few seconds.
-Add the raisins and just saute until they are well puffed off.
-Add the curd,milk or cream and mix well for a few seconds and take it off the stove.
-To the cooked rice add the tempering,coriander leaves and salt and mix well.Add warm water or dilute curd to get the desired consistency.
-Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.Garnish with the cut grapes just before serving.Done !

 Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !

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  1. What a twist and great invention. Never seen curd rice with grapes but sure its worth the outcome. I like anything with rice and sour notes, therefore its one of my fav too though like you like, rice and if I need, yogurt added on top.

  2. This is my all time fav..I cannot live without thayir sadam even for a single day...your thayir sadham looks so creamy and tempting it :-):-)

  3. yummy rice recipe, i will try this... love the presentation.

  4. True Reni I too always thought curd ,rice and salt is enough what is fuss abt it until my landlady made thayir sadam with a lot of decking up the taste difference was plain to awesome. 50 ingredients!I am sure that might turn super awesome then.
    Wow u add cream and grapes?No wonder it looks really delicious!

  5. thayir sadam is a comfort food tasty and so relishing amd filling. I really prefer to have it 24/7. Ur version is delicious and inviting.

  6. Love curd rice!! This is lovely presentation and so inviting :)

  7. very comforting and all time fav one pot meal, love it...

  8. Very comforting yummy recipe..i can eat it anytime of the day..

  9. this look so creamy... wouldn't mind having a plate of dat... :)

  10. All time fav rice.... Looks so creamy and yummy with grapes....

  11. perfect.. my all time fav.. Comfort food I must say!

  12. delicious it luks!! i wanted to make this since so long

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  13. Looks delish, rice looks so creamy :)

  14. my absolute favorite and lunch most days even till the jewels in yours :-)

  15. Reni, your Thayir Sadam looks like a bowl of creamy deliciousness :) And the idea of putting grapes in there is quite a good one. Your Dad's combo of mangoes,grapes and dates sounds incredibly yum! I have never thought about preparing Curd Ice like that! In fact, I have never ventured beyond cashews and peanuts on the rare occasions that I made it :) Loved the clicks and that wooden bowl too :)

  16. very very comforting and my all time fav....

  17. yummy thayir sadamm.... colorful presentation

  18. love the addition of fruits in thayir sadam. Nothing can beat a yummy thayir saatham for a summer day's lunch !

  19. its my fav but i dont add grapes..yummy.

  20. Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

  21. Healthy and comfort food. Love the addition of fruits. Looking very soft and creamy

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  22. Yummy comfort food.. Thanks for sharing your version Reni :-)

  23. Recently i too started using fresh cream. It tastes great :)

  24. love the decoration on top, looks very tempting.

  25. Thanks a ton for the comments guys :)

  26. Curd rice south india's famous daily household dish.I tried it alway's in month, it's healthy food.

  27. Wow! Looks awesome.Thanks for sending this to Gayathri's WTML Event hosted by me.


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