Curd Rice Recipe: How To Make Thayir Saadam

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Curd rice recipe is a popular South Indian dish that is a part of their everyday meal. According to Tamilians, a meal is incomplete without thayir saadam. The main ingredients in this recipe are cooked rice and curd; however, suitable spices, vegetables and fruits can also be added to it.

The thayir sadam, also known as daddojanam in Andra Pradesh, is also a coolant to the body and hence is consumed more during the scorching summer days. It is commonly given to children, as it has a high nutritional value, especially calcium.

The dahi chawal is a quick and simple recipe to make and it satisfies your sudden hunger pangs. If you are not in a mood to spend too much time cooking, this recipe is the best resort for a quick and tasty meal.

Here is the step-by-step preparation method with images and a video on how to make a delicious version of curd rice.

CURD RICE RECIPE VIDEO

Curd rice recipe
Curd Rice Recipe | How To Make DAHI CHAWAL Recipe | Thayir Saadam Recipe | Dahi Chawal Recipe
Curd Rice Recipe | How To Make Dahi Chawal Recipe | Thayir Saadam Recipe | Dahi Chawal Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins

Recipe By: Archana V

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Rice - 1 cup

    Water - 2 cups

    Curd - 1 bowl

    Cucumber (peeled & chopped) - 1/2 cup

    Pomegranate seeds - 1/2 cup

    Ginger (grated) - 1/4th of an inch

    Green chilli (chopped) - 1

    Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1/2 cup

    Salt to taste

    Oil - 1 tbsp

    Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

    Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 tsp

    Hing (asafoetida) - 1/2 tsp

    Curry leaves - 7-10

    Dried red chilli (cut) - 1 large

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Add rice to a cooker and pour 2 cups of water in it.

    2. Pressure cook it for up to 2 whistles and allow it to cool completely.

    3. Add rice to a bowl followed by the curd.

    4. Add the chopped cucumber and pomegranate seeds into the bowl.

    5. Further, add ginger, green chilli, coriander leaves and salt.

    6. In the mean time, pour oil in a heated pan.

    7. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

    8. Add jeera, hing, curry leaves and the red dried chilli to make the tadka (tempering).

    9. Pour the tadka on to the curd rice bowl.

    10. Mix thoroughly and serve.

Instructions
  • 1. You can add water based on your preference of how you want the consistency to be.
  • 2. You can add milk if the curd is sour.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 300 cal
  • Fat - 6 g
  • Protein - 17 g
  • Carbohydrates - 67 g
  • Sugar - 2 g
  • Iron - 10%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE CURD RICE

1. Add rice to a cooker and pour 2 cups of water in it.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

2. Pressure cook it for up to 2 whistles and allow it to cool completely.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

3. Add rice to a bowl followed by the curd.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

4. Add the chopped cucumber and pomegranate seeds into the bowl.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

5. Further, add ginger, green chilli, coriander leaves and salt.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

6. In the mean time, pour oil in a heated pan.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

7. Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

8. Add jeera, hing, curry leaves and the red dried chilli to make the tadka (tempering).

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe

9. Pour the tadka on to the curd rice bowl.

Curd rice recipe

10. Mix thoroughly and serve.

Curd rice recipe
Curd rice recipe
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