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Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Curd rice is a south Indian dish made with cooked rice and yogurt then tempered with few spices. It's really beneficial for our digestive health and easy to make. Yogurt is highly nutritious and is an excellent source of protein, calcium. It also provides a lot of vitamins and minerals for our body. This simple dish is really yummy after a long day of work for dinner or a quick lunch. I preferred to have it on a hot summer day for lunch.

Prep time:10 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Serving: 3 - 4


1 and a half cup of Basmati rice or Kala Jeera rice

2 cups Yogurt

3 tablespoon Oil

1 tablespoon Sugar

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

2 dry red Chilis

1 bunch of Curry leaves

2 chopped Green Chilis

1/4 Cup Raw Peanuts

1 tablespoon Chana dal(Split Bengal Gram)

1 tablespoon Urad dal(Split Black Gram)

1/2 cup Promogranet seed for garnishing

2 teaspoon salt or according to your taste

Method :

Wash the rice.

In a pan, add 4 cups of water and cook the rice.

Make the rice a little softer.

  • Mix the yogurt with the cooked rice and keep it aside.

  • Then take another pan and dry roast the peanuts and keep it aside.

  • In the same pan heat oil on medium heat.

  • Add Mustard seeds, Dry red chilis, and Curry leaves

  • Stir for a minute.

  • Then add Chana dal, Urad dal, and green chilis and fry for a minute.

  • Add roasted peanuts and mix it.

Add these tempered spices with the rice and yogurt mix.

Mix everything together.

Add sugar and salt and mix well for a savory taste.

Garnish curd rice with pomegranates seeds, you will love the crunchy sweet pomegranate seeds in your every bite.

Serve this curd rice warm, cold, or at room temperature.

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