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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thayir Sadam| Curd Rice Recipe | Yogurt rice

Today's recipe is Curd Rice. Typical South Indian meal is never complete without curd rice. I often make this Curd rice. Thaara loves it so much. Whenever you ask her, what she wants to eat , her first choice will be  "thayir mamma- chicken" , second choice will be "Thayir mamma- mutton" and third choice will be "thayir mamma- fish".  So when I run out of options, I pack curd rice for her lunch and of course, she will finish it fully. Other days, the excuse will be she didn't have enough time. 

Thayir sadam , curd rice, bagalabath

What are the ingredients needed?

Rice, 1/2 cup
Yogurt, 1 cup
Milk,  1/2 cup
Salt, as needed
To temper
Oil, 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida, a pinch
Green chillies, 2-3 nos
Ginger, a small piece(about 2")- grated
Curry leaves, a sprig
Cilantro, a handful (to garnish)

curd rice recipe, Thayir sadam recipe

How it is made?
  1. Pressure cook the rice with 1 1/2 cup of water. 
  2. Once the pressure is released, mash the rice and let it cool.
  3. Then mix yogurt, milk and salt to this rice. 
  4. In a pan, heat oil add mustard seeds, when they crack add the chillies, curry leaves, grated ginger, a pinch of asafoetida and fry for a minute or two.
  5. Add this tempering to the curd rice, mix well and serve. 
  6. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Classic combination for the curd rice is pickle. It serves 2 - 3 persons.

  • The ratio I use to cook rice for this is 1:3. For a cup of rice, 3 cup of water.
  • For variations,you can add cucumber, raw mango and  carrot too in the rice. Also can add fruits like grapes, pomegranate etc.,
  • If needed, adjust the yogurt and milk to your taste.


  1. WOW so refreshing dish. One of my favorite lunch menu during summer season.

  2. such a comforting food. Love the presentation.

  3. My all time fav.. lovely presentation..

  4. sadam is surely my fav...presentatn is really nice

  5. Beat of all rice items:) love this

  6. love the presentation.can have it any time .

  7. My favourite too love the carrot rose on top love this post Divya

  8. Love the presentation especially the rose carrot. Makes a meal complete

  9. lovely presentation and i say it's comfort food.

  10. This with some lemon pickle, can have it anytime..

  11. Beautifully decorated Divya! looks yum and tempting me to have it

  12. perfectly creamy and beautifully styled

  13. yes my kids too love curd rice, that too lil' ones'most fav:) Comfort and delicious meal...love the cute rose made using carrot peel!

  14. Thaiyr saadham is my favorite Divya, Looks beautiful.

  15. My all time omfort food.love to have it with mango pickle.

  16. I just love curd rice, when ever I go for a South indian function I am on a look out for this!

  17. Who will say no to this comforting food, such a cute presentation..

    Btw regarding ur q'n about the cheese, i used gruyere cheese Divya.

  18. Simple and delicious curd rice.

  19. More than the recipe, I was looking at the picture for a long time. So eye catching....

  20. My favourite recipe with excellent snaps..

  21. Lil one too loves curd rice for lunch,or any meal for that matter.Pic looks yum..

  22. Love curd rice! And amazing presentation. :)

  23. Curd rice is any-time comfort food.. I always end up with a curd rice at the end of any feast..

  24. Cute carrot rose :). And give a spoon for the rice, please....Yum!


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