Thair Sadham - Curd Rice

Thair sadham is a 'must have' in our homes. It is the last course of a traditional South Indian meal. Often, our packed lunch / food on the go would be Curd Rice with a spicy Vegetable Masala. It makes a light and satisfying meal. Every one of us have a special and/or a favourite way to prepare this delicacy. We can make it creamy with the addition of butter - Bagala bath or plain and simple with / without seasoning. Add finely shredded salad vegetables like carrots and cabbage OR dry fruits and nuts OR fruits. The possibilities are endless.
I am sure that the ultimate in comfort food for a South Indian would definitely be "Thair Sadham" - any which way!

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups + 1 cup
Milk - 3/4 cup + 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1/2 "
Green Chilli - 1, slit
Salt to taste
Gingelly Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 big pinch
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Corriander Leaves - 1 Tbsp, chopped
Wash and soak rice in 2 cups of water (if you have the time and have planned ahead).
Add in 3/4 cup milk, crushed ginger, salt and slit green chilli.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles on a high flame. Lower flame and cook for 5 minutes.
Allow the pressure to subside and then open cooker. Discard the ginger and green chilli.
Mash thoroughly, adding milk and water as is needed to get a flowy consistency. Check taste.
Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard. Then, add in the dal, asafoetida, curry leaves and corriander leaves.
Mix curds and seasoning into the rice and mix well.
Serve chilled.
Curd rice is paired with Pickle - Lemon / Mango, etc.
It tastes great with Keerai Masiyal, Vathal Kuzhambu, Urulai RoastMasala...


wow nothing will beat this curd rice,yummy...
Priya said…
My all time favourite,delicious curd rice.
Mano Saminathan said…
This delicious curd rice is always my favourite speciality for the lunch!

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