Monday, January 23, 2006

Traditional CurdRice !

With onset of Summer, perfectly symbolic way to cool down during Summer would be definitely with the delicious CurdRice ! This traditional preparation of Curd rice is a distinctive food commonly served in the Southern Indian region for lunch usually eaten with spicy Lemon or Mangoes pickle.


Curd (thick yogurt) 2 cups
Basmathi Rice 2 cups
Grated ginger 1/2 tsp
Green chillies 2 chopped
Salt to taste
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp chopped
Butter/oil 1 tbsp
Red chillies 2
Mustard seeds1/2tsp
Black gram 1/4 tsp
channa dhal 1/4 tsp
Turmeric (optional)


Cook Rice and keep aside. Rice is at its best when it's simply steamed. Heat butter in a pan and add mustard seeds,black gram .Add ginger, green chilli pieces, red chilli and curry leaves and stir on a low flame. Add cooked rice,turmeric, salt and curd. Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves. Ready to serve.