Monday, 26 January 2009

Curd Rice - Thyru Sadam


Curd Rice Recipe

CURD RICE - THYRU SADAM

Thyru sadam or curd rice is a classical , old dish of Tamil Nadu cuisine.
I was thinking on what to pack as lunch for husband, suddenly this dish came to my mind.
So easy to make.

Things needed :
Rice 1 1/2 cup, about 300 gm ( the usual soft rice is most acceptable , dont use long grained rices like Basmati rice or jasmin rice .. )
Yogurt - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup

Dry red chillies - 2
Ginger chopped - 1 sp
Green chilly slit- 3--4

Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal (Uzhunnu) - 1sp

Curry leaves - 1 spring
Coriander leaves - 1 spring
Salt
Ghee( purified butter) or vegetable oil

Preparation method :
If you are using already cooked rice that you have, then you can heat it adding little amount of milk and mash it gently.
If you have to make the new rice then cook until its very soft. Add milk & mash a little bit.

After mashing turn off the fire and add yogurt & enough salt to the rice and keep it aside.

For seasoning ,
Heat oil or Ghee in a deep nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds, allow them to splutter.
Add dry red chillies & urad dal saute for some seconds.
Add chopped Ginger , Green chilly & Curry leaves and saute until their rawness goes.
Add some water to it (say 5 sp) and boil , for the urad dal to cook.
Combine the seasoning ingredients to Rice mixed with curd.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with a spicy pickle.

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