Curd Rice Recipe – Indian Yogurt Rice
Recipe type: Vegetarian
RecipeCuisine: South Indian
Serves: 2-3
Easy curd rice recipe
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 200 gm steamed rice at room temperature
  • 1 cup of chilled curd / yogurt or as required
  • 1 tsp hing (asofoetida)
  • 3 to 4 Red Chilies
  • 1 inch ginger julienne Or chopped finely
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp split urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 8 to 10 curry leaves
  • 7 to 8 cashews crushed
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seed
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • salt as per taste
How to make the recipe?
  1. There are 2 methods of making curd rice. The first one is you make the tempering ready and spread them on steamed rice and than mix curd along. I have made the second method which I will share now.
  2. Take a medium sized pot/vessel/pan/wok. Place it on low Or medium heat. Add coconut oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, split urad dal and hing (asofoetida).
  3. Add red chilies, green chilies, ginger and curry leaves.
  4. Once the raw smell from ginger dissappears add cashews. Saute for a a min on low flame.
  5. Combine rice and stir until all incorporates well. Add salt for seasoning. Once all is nicely mixed switch off the gas.
  6. Lastly, add chilled curd/yogurt and mix nicely. Serve curd rice chilled with pickle Or papad. Garnish with pomegranate seed and fresh grated coconut.
1. Ensure you switch off the gas and then add curd. Unless you want burnt curd rice.
2. Instead of cashews you could add peanuts.
3. Best tastes with coconut oil.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 people
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at