Curd Rice, can be done fatafat and a good lunch box recipe for upcoming summer. Curd rice and simply mango pickle sounds yummy and mouthwatering combo whenever we see it. Yet summer has not started but scorching heat outside the home here in Chennai is threatening us now itself. Curd, buttermilk and fruits like watermelon is must to take to prevent us from this heat. My lovely kiddo Amii loves this curd rice, especially the seasoned curd rice. Since curd rice will be cooked until it is mushy, kids love and prefer it to take for their lunch box, so that they can finish it off soon. It digests easily too. Seasoning ingredients for this curd rice recipe varies from home to home and restaurant to restaurants.
To Cook Rice:
|Raw Rice||1 cup|
|Salt||1 and 1/2 tsp|
|Cooking Oil||1 tbsp|
|Mustard Seeds||1 heaped tsp|
|Broken Black Gram||1 heaped tsp|
|Curry Leaf||1 sprig|
|Ginger – finely chopped||1 tsp|
|Green Chilly – finely chopped||1 tsp|
|Coriander Leaves – finely chopped||1 tbsp|
|Butter (optional)||1 tbsp|
To Mix with Rice:
|Fresh Curd (should not be sour)||1/2 cup|
|Carrot – finely grated (optional)||1 tbsp|
|Raw Mango – finely chopped (optional)||1 tsp|
|Pomegranate (optional)||2 tsp|
|Grapes (optional)||6 to 10 pieces|
Wash and clean the rice well. Add 1 cup of rice and 4 cups of water to the pressure cooker along with salt. Cook it in high flame. When the water starts to boil well, simmer the flame and close the lid of the cooker. Cook exactly for 7 minutes and switch off the flame. Open the lid of the cooker after the pressure is completely released. Mash the rice smooth and mushy with the masher or with the help of a ladle.
Heat oil in a fry pan and when the oil is hot, simmer the flame and add mustard seeds. When it starts to crackle, add broken black gram and when it starts to change in color slightly, add asafetida and following that, throw in curry leaves. ( do everything in sim flame, otherwise the items will get burnt)
Now, add ginger and green chilly to it and add butter(if you are adding it) and switch off the flame. Finally, add coriander leaves and add it to the rice immediately and mix well from the bottom of the pan. Now add carrot, mango and fruits (whatever you want to add) to the rice and mix well.
By this time, the rice would have cool down well, and now add the milk and curd and mix well.
Yummy curd rice is ready to serve! Transfer it to the serving bowl! Serve it with mango pickle!