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Easy Curd Rice | South Indian Comfort Food | Yogurt Rice

curd rice

South Indian comfort food…

Curd or yogurt rice is one of the comfort foods in South India and is enjoyed by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. This is a humble and simple food when eaten with pickle tastes absolutely delicious.


Yogurt or Curd Rice
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Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: South Indian
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal- 1 tbsp
  • Urad Dal- ½ tbsp
  • Dried red chilies, whole- 3
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida- ⅛ tsp
  • Cooked rice- 3 cups
  • Yogurt or curd- 1½ cups
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  1. Use sona massori or ponni rice for making this.
  2. Place a large wok over medium heat, add oil.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let splutter.
  4. Add chana dal & urad dal; saute till they turn golden brown in color.
  5. Roughly half the dried red chilies, add that and curry leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  6. Add turmeric powder & asafoetida, saute in the oil for a couple of seconds.
  7. Add the cooked rice & salt, stir fry for 2 minutes.
  8. Take curd in a bowl, whish well using a spoon.
  9. Add the curd to the rice, combine well.
  10. Lower the heat, cook for 2 minutes.
  11. Remove the wok from the heat.
  12. Serve yogurt or curd rice along with pickle.
You can also add 2 chopped green chilies & 1 tsp minced ginger if you prefer.


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