This dish is a regular in many south Indian homes. It is so healthy and nutritious and the best dish to eat during summer. It's so refreshing. Its extremely kid - friendly. We all grew up eating this. 
It goes well with this potato fry or even some plain mango pickle. If you're a non- vegetarian how about some fried fish to go along with it?
You can make it more exciting by adding in some diced cucumbers or grated carrots...........or even some pomegranate! Won't that be a pretty sight?

This week's topic for the blogging marathon is everyday lunch/dinner dishes. So this dish does absolute justice to the topic as I'm sure most south Indians make this dish atleast once a week. Watch this space for the next 2 days for other easy dishes under this topic!  

serves 4
uncooked rice - 1.5 cups 
water - 5 cups
milk - 1 cup (cool)
yoghurt - 2.5 cups 
ginger, grated - 1.5 tbsp (optional)
fresh coriander leaves - 1 or 2 tbsps (optional)
to temper:
oil - 3 tbsps
mustard seeds - 1.5 tsps
urad dal - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 1 long stem
dried red chilies - 2
green chilies, chopped - 3

  • I used a rice cooker to cook my rice. Dump the rice and the 5 cups of water and turn the cooker on. We need the grains to really mash. 
  • Once the rice has cooked, transfer the rice into a big bowl and just mash it up using a spatula. Let it cool.
  • Once it has cooled down, add the salt, milk, yoghurt, ginger and the fresh coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • In a small saucepan/wok heat the oil. Add the mustard seeds. Once they start to pop, add the red dried chilies, curry leaves, urad dal and the green chilies.  When the urad dal starts to slightly brown switch off the flame and pour this oil into the bowl of rice.
  • mix well and serve either cold or warm.

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  1. Yes curd rice are a regular feature in South Indian homes , but they are very special and as good as a gourmet meal for us . Lovely looking meal .

  2. This is such a regular item in Everyday meal at South Indian homes..Your pic is sooo nice and inviting Farah!

  3. I remember my surprise when I first saw this. The idea of premixed yogurt rice was so new to me. Nice presentation.

  4. Curd Rice is one of mine fav rice recipe.. very simple and easy to make any time.

  5. These curd rice are amazingly delicious. I generally make these with leftover rice

  6. I can have Curd Rice for any meal, your presentation looks so inviting..

  7. Curd rice is literally an everyday lunch and dinner for us. Your bowl of curd rice looks so inviting and tempting!!

  8. Absolutely right. No meal is complete without curd rice at home. Fantastic choice.

  9. Cant say no to this dish, all time favourite especially my kid's favourite. We love this dish to the core.

  10. Curd rice is very comforting dish for me. I make it with leftover rice. Cant say no to this.

  11. One of the classical dishes in Tamil households. I love it so much and I could live with that for my everyday lunch. Yum..

  12. My kind of rice dish in hot summer days.. It has a wonderful calming effect on our mind.