Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Thayir Sadam (Curd Rice )

I am yet to come across a South Indian who doesn't end his meal with curds. Curd rice is so popular that not having curds in your house is equivalent to committing a sin. Howmuch ever heavy and rich your meal is , it is mandatory to finish it off with little curd rice to cool your system. As kids I remember that if ever I wanted to skip my lunch or dinner it was ok as long as I had some curd rice or at the least some curds. Such is the importance of this humble yet indispensible dish in our kitchen.

 So for today's  Tamizhar Samayal an event started by nalini  and  priya I have chosen this dish which is very close to my heart.

 Nowadays I usually make it with addition of cut cucumbers , onions and even fruits like pineapple or pomegranate. I make it sometimes even for tiffin with some spicy vegetable or sometimes we like to have it at night after polishing off some spicy pav  bhaji or chole bhatore .

 This dish tastes heavenly with pickle and is my most favorite comfort food.





Ingredients : 

2 cups ...................cooked rice
2 cups ..................thick curds
1 .........................small cucumber ( chopped with its skin on)
1/2 cup.................pomegranate seeds
1 tsp.....................mustard seeds
1/4 tsp..................asefoetida ( hing )
2 to 3 sprigs...........curry leaves
2 to 3 ....................dry red chillies ( broken) can also use dry masala stuff chillies for this
1 tbsp.....................cashewnuts ( can also add groundnuts )
1 tsp......................sugar
1 tbsp.....................coconut oil
salt



Method :

Mash the cooked rice and add curds to it and mix well.

Add salt and sugar as per your taste.

It the curd rice mixture is too thick you can add some milk to it.

Add chopped cucumber and pomegranate seeds and chill till serving time.

In a small vessel heat coconut oil .

When the oil is hot enough add mustard seeds and let them splutter.

Then add broken pieces of chillies, washed and chopped curry leaves, hing and cashews.

Pour this over the curd rice and mix it well.

Serve this curd rice with pickle.




5 comments:

  1. A very comforting meal. Adding pomegranate seeds made it more luscious and delicious.

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  2. the thayir saadam looks so yum...

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  3. very comforting and delicious cur rice :) very nice presentation !!

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