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Steamed rice with curd

Fast Facts
Fast Facts

It is a vegetarian dish

Simple and easy to cook-takes only 5 minutes to prepare

Can be taken to office or school

Did You Know
Did You Know

Steamed rice with curd is generally eaten at the end of a meal. It is perfect for cooling the stomach.

Main Ingredients-
• Rice
• Milk
• Plain curd
• Curry leaves


Steamed rice with curd is a vegetarian South Indian dish. It is simple, easy to make and delicious. Steamed curd rice makes a perfect meal during hot Indian summers. The simplest way to make steamed rice with curd is add plain curd to boiled or steamed rice. Addition of a small quantity of milk and a pinch of salt is optional and is dependent on the person who eats it. Putting a small quantity of mango pickle or a piece of lime makes it more satisfying. A more elaborate recipe is given below.

Cooking steamed rice with curd

Ingredients for cooking

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • Half cup milk
  • ¾ cup plain curd
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro or coriander leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste

Ingredients for seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon Bengal gram dal
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ tablespoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ tablespoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon black gram or urad dal
  • Pinch of asafoetida

Method of preparation

  • Slit or chop the chillies
  • Chop the coriander leaves
  • Cool the rice
  • In a pan, heat the oil
  • Put in cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Add urad dal and Bengal gram dal after the seeds cease to crackle.
  • Fry the mix for 5 seconds
  • Take out the pan from the stove and let it cool.
  • Mix curd, cooked rice, chopped coriander leaves and salt
  • Add seasoning. Mix the ingredients well
  • Curd rice is now ready to be eaten. Mango pickle or lime pickle may be added for a heightened state. Chopped grapes, pomegranate seeds, onion and cucumber may also be added.

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