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Quick Curd Rice In Five Simple Steps

By Khairunnisa Ashifta Armar

Planning to switch to a healthier version for lunch today. This simple and quick to prepare curd rice recipe is the one you can smoothly opt for. With all the ingredients at an easy access in the kitchen, this is a sure shot recipe to lay your hands on.

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This recipe of curd rice is packed with the best nutrients more than one can ask for. Less oil, healthy and tastier! Imagine an all-in-one lunch recipe just a few steps away. even your little one is sure to shout yummy!

Serves: 2

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

This Simple Curd Rice Recipe Requires:

Curds (set dahi) - ½ cup

Milk - ½ cup

Basmati rice - 1 1/2 cups

Onions (chopped) - 1 small

Curry leaves - a handful

Mustard seeds - ½ tsp

Whole jeera seeds - ½ tsp

Chana dal/ urad dal - ½ tsp

Jeera powder - ½ tsp

Oil - 1 tbsp

Broken red chillies - 2

Green chillies (slit into two halves) - 2

Ginger (finely chopped) - 1 tsp

Coriander leaves - for garnishing

Pomegranate - a handful


1. For seasoning: Heat a thick-bottomed vessel. Put curry leaves in it. When dry, put some oil and fry the curry leaves to prevent spluttering of the oil.

2. Add mustard seeds, red chillies, jeera seeds, chana/urad dal, ginger and green chillies and fry for a minute. Add onions and saute them till they turn translucent. Keep this seasoning aside.

3. Wash and boil rice in a cooker. Give two whistles. Make sure it is slightly overcooked. Add salt and allow it to cool. Add enough milk and check the consistency. Do not make it run thin.

4. Beat curds till smooth. Pour the curds over the rice and mix.

5. Add the seasoning to the rice. Mix well. Garnish with pomegranate and coriander leaves. Sprinkle jeera powder. Your yummy curd rice is ready to be served.

Nutrition Value: Curds work wonders for your health as it is loaded with oodles of proteins and vitamins. The dash of pomegranate seeds will pep up your energy levels with its multivitamins. Overall, a wholesome nutritious diet you must indulge in.

Tip: Green Grapes can also be added to bring in more taste to this irresistible dish.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 11:57 [IST]
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