Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Curd Rice

Who doesn't like curd rice? A wonderful filling meal it is as such. Any sumptuous feast if ended with a curd rice, it is soothing to tummy. In my childhood we were always used to eating boiled red rice or also known as rosematta rice. It is rich in nutrients and also contains fibre in it which is good for health. So we were never used to eating this curd rice as we tend to eat the red rice with curd which also was a heavenly experience and we were used to eating white rice only during functions or when mom cooks veg pulav, veg biryani etc. But having moved to Bangalore after my marriage and then here to Germany, I'm used to both white rice as well as boiled red rice. Curd rice is a South Indian rice item made from white rice. Easiest way to make delicious curd rice is as below.


Ingredients:
Sona Masoori Rice-1 cup
Water-2 cups+1/2 cup
Thick Curd- 1/2 litre
Lemon Juice- 1tsp
Onion-1 finely chopped
Green chillies-2 finely chopped
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal/Skinned split black gram-2 tsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-2 sprigs chopped
Oil-2 tsp+1 tsp
Pomegranate seeds-handful to garnish
Cilantro leaves (optional)- 1 sprig (I didn't use since I had none left in my pantry)
Salt to taste

Recipe:
Pressure cook the rice with 2 cups water, 1tsp oil and lemon juice till 3 whistles.
Allow the rice to cool down completely.
In a pan add 2 tsp oil and when hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and let them splatter.
Now add onions and sauté till they become translucent.
Now add green chillies and curry leaves and sauté.
Now add cooked cooled rice, salt and mix.
Switch off the stove and again wait till it cools off completely.
Now add 1/2 cup water to thick curd and beat well.
Now mix this curd to the cooled rice mixture.
Mix well and check for salt. If you need more you can add at this moment.
Garnish with pomegranate seeds, cilantro and enjoy this cool and yummy curd rice.

 



Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)