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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Curd Rice/ Mosarnna


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Curd Rice for me is like a healing food. Perfect to have when your tummy is troubling you. For the 2yrs that I was in Sales in Bangalore, I faithfully had this for lunch almost everyday. Not really cause I had tummy ache everyday :). But coz Adigas in Bangalore serves a really yummy curd rice with a mixed vegetable spicy pickle. I would say, like a Biryani gets served for weddings in Kerala (as if its a must), in Karnataka, Curd Rice is considered special and gets served for all occasions. Almost like a meal is incomplete if Curd Rice doesn't get served. This Curd rice recipe is a South Indian rice recipe. It is easy and quick and simple dish to make especially if the cooked rice is ready.Generally it is served at the end of the meal.

Curd rice is aka Dahi Chawal(Hindi) Thairu Sadam(Tamil) and Mosarnna(Kannada). I wish I could stay n' chat more. But I have a really busy weekend ahead of me and I should really be going. Wish you all a Happy Weekend. The recipe is as under.



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Ingredients:

1. Cooked rice : 2 cups
2. Plain curd : 3/4 cup (not too sour) (also feel free to be generous n' add more curd)
3. Milk : 1/2 cup
4. Green chilies : 1 or 2
5. Ginger paste : 1/4 teaspoon.
6. Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:

1. Oil - 1 tbsp
2. Tur Dal - 1/2 tsp
3. Massor Dal - 1/2 tsp
4. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
5. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
6. Asafoetida - a pinch
7. Curry Leaves

Method:

Step 1: Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they stop crackling add Dal (I used masoor n' tur, you can use any dal, i'm sure). Fry it, but ensure it does not get burned.

Step 2: Add asafoetida, chopped chilies and curry leaves. Fry for 5 seconds.

Step 3: Take off the pan from the stove and let it cool a little.

Step 4: Mix the cooked rice, curd, milk and salt.

Step 5: Add the seasoning into the rice mixture and mix well.

It is ready to serve. Serve it as a meal by itself or with lime pickle or mango pickle.The only thing to remember, really, is mix Curd Rice just before serving. Once the curd rice is mixed it should be eaten immediately or it can get sour, so if you are not planning to eat it immediately, put it in the fridge. Rice also becomes thick after some time. So a little milk may be added again at the time of serving. Adding Pomegranate Seeds, fried cashews, fresh grapes etc into the curd rice before serving it is a practice that I love. :) Happy Cooking!!


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29 comments:

  1. you know what linu chechi makes the yummiest curd rice evaha nd she serves it with beef fry..gosh its the best. I got the recipe from her once and tried it,turned out ok but its served cold and you really don feel like eating something cold on an even colder day so we dint really enjoy it. I don think ive liked any other curd rice:)
    I shud give it a go in peak summer maybe..

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  2. That looks so good.. Liked the idea of adding pomegranates. Never tried fresh grapes too. Sounds interesting..

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  3. Delicious all time favourite rice dish: for a happy tummy..
    Reva

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  4. Love the presentation and the recipe .... the pomegranate seeds look like lil jewels :)
    Njoy ur weekend !

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  5. My most favorite food till date is curd rice :) And love it with pomegranate too :)

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  6. Delicate and creative decoration of the most celebrated and enjoyed food in every southy's home - two thumbs up for presentation :) (btw, still don't see you on my blog list :((

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  7. delicious and flavourful love the colourful presentation
    Torviewtoronto and Createwithmom

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  8. I can't end my meals without a bowl full of curd rice!! I am a true South Indian... LOVE it :)

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  9. loved ur version...heavenly clicks dear..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. OMG... Very tempting and inviting picture... WOnderful presentation dear.. Thanks for sharing .. awesome job !!

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  11. looks awesome and clorful...

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  12. U know what .. i am not a fan of curd rice at all.. but there are days when I crave for only curd rice and nothing else. With pomegranate it looks lovely and much more delicious.

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  13. Love yogurt rice ~ its always delish n comforting! Liked your presentation with those pretty pomegranate pearls ~ the pics are gorgeous!
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  14. Divine combination of curd rice with pom...looks very tempting

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  15. Ohh wow!Such a delightful presentation you have here Miri...dish looks awesome and I'm sure it tastes lovely too!:)

    Cheers,
    Wit,wok&wisdom

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  16. Looks delicious.... and wonderful clciks!

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  17. It sounds delicious. Classic and comforting. And I love how pretty it looks with the pomegranate seeds :)

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  18. you have made something as simple as curd rice look so very beautiful and grand! Good job!

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  19. Love adding pom seeds/grapes in curd rice. Makes it more delightful :)

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  20. Such a beautiful dish...very eye catching...and sounds delicious :D

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  21. Curd rice with pomegranate seeds is colorful and inviting! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Keep visiting.. :)

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  22. tempting indeed with those fresh pomegranate seeds must be just amazing. An any time comfort food.

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  23. This for me is the best comfort food ever!!! I have to have this twice a day, for lunch & dinner, sometimes sans the tempering..You could also add curd chilly to the tempering.. :) And your garnish has come out perfect..!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. This is one of my favourite food, love the pomegranate topping on top. Makes it look very attractive.

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  25. Looks divine,delicious and filling

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  26. lovely presentation and a nice blend of colors....nice recipe
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