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Monday, October 07, 2013

Curd Rice Recipe/ Thayir Sadam(Bagala Bath) |Lunch Box Ideas/ Quick Lunch Ideas

In South Indian Cusine, it is common to end our meals with curd rice. It is such a comforting dish, which I prefer to have it anytime. Though we normally end our meals with plain rice and curd, I sometimes prefer curd rice with ginger and green chilli seasoning. It is a very simple and easy to make recipe. This is ideal for lunch box too. Everyone has their own way of preparations and I make it this way. And, let us see the preparation steps:

Cooked Rice  -  2 Cups (I used boiled rice Ponni) 
Thick Curd - 1/2 Cup 
Milk - 1/2 Cup 
Butter - 1/2 tsp 
Salt - as required  
To Temper: 
Oil - 1 tsp 
Mustard - 1 tsp 
Curry leaves - few 
Green Chilli - 2(Chopped finely)
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece 
Asafoetida - a pinch 
For Garnishing:(Optional)   
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (Chopped finely) 
Carrot - 1 tbsp (Grated) 
Pomegranate Seeds - 1 tbsp 
Black Grapes - 1 tbsp 
1. Cook the rice, and mash it well with the ladle when it is hot. Then add the milk and mix well. Allow it to cool completely. 
2. Once it is cooled, add the curd and mix well. Add the required salt and butter. Then in a small pan, add some oil and allow the mustard seeds and curry leaves to crackle. Along with this add the green chilli, ginger, asafoetida and switch off the flame. Cool it a bit and then pour it into the curd and rice mixture. 
3. You can serve it directly if you don't prefer to garnish it with anything else. I prefer to garnish it with grated carrots and coriander leaves. Sometimes I add pomegranate seeds and black grapes as well.
You can serve it with any pickle of your choice. I served it with the homemade lemon pickle. It also goes well with Instant Mango Pickle and Raw Mango Pachadi.
Points to remember:
  • Don't add curd, when the rice is hot. Make sure to cool it, before adding curd. 
  • To get the nice creamy flavor a tsp of butter is added while mashing the rice.
  • The fruits are purely optional, you can even add chopped raw mango and chopped cucumber.
  • Adjust the milk and curd as per your preferred consistency. Milk is normally added to avoid sourness when preparing for lunch box.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Lovely,creamy,fruity .......................

  2. Very comforting and my favourite rice..

  3. Comforting food, nothing will replace this humble dish..

  4. nothing suits this simple rice

  5. My fav rice and totally irresistible...

  6. comfort n soothing 1 after a spicy treat..tempted to gobble the black grapes peeping from the curd rice :)

  7. Comforting and delicious rice.


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