Curd rice is delicious, healthy, rice meal originated from South Indian States of Tamil Nadu ,Karnatka, Kerla, Andhra Pradesh. It is made with cooked rice and curd then tempered to roasted with urad dal, crunchy cashew nut and little spices. This needs very few ingredients but tastes amazing and also very good for kids.
- Basmati Rice – 1 cup
- Chana dal – 1 tsp
- Urad dal – 1 tsp
- Salt – 1/2tsp(to test)
- Cashew nut – 4 to 6
- Cooking oil/Ghee – 1 tbsp
- Mustard seed – 1 tsp
- Cumin seed – 1 tsp
- Green chili – 1 finely chopped
- Curry leaves – 7 to 8
- Whole dry red chili – 1 to 2
- Cucumber-2 tbsp grated
Step 1 -Wash and soak rice for 30-45 minutes.
Step 2 – Pressure cook 1 cup rice, 2 cup water with 3 whistles and more 2-3 minutes in low flame. Cool rice and keep aside.
Step 3 -Take cooled rice in a bowl and add salt, grated cucumber, chopped green chili, curd and mix well.
Step 4 – Heat 1 tbsp oil/ghee in a nonstick pan add mustard seed when seed crackle add urad dal, chana dal roast until it becomes brown. Add cumin seed, whole red chili, cashew nut, curry leaves, pour this tempering into rice and mix it. Serve it fresh.