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Curd rice

Curd rice

Curd rice is a popular south Indian dish which made with rice, milk and curd; tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves with a pinch of asafoetida.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 ½ cups raw rice
  • 2 nos green chillies (chopped)
  • A small piece ginger( chopped)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3 nos dried red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon asafoetida/hing
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Wash rice thoroughly and add water to it
  • Pressure cook for 5 whistles
  • Add chopped ginger, green chillies and milk to the cooked rice
  • Mix well and keep it for boiling till the milk is absorbed in rice and gets a squishy texture
  • Meanwhile take curd in a bowl and add salt to it
  • Whisk till smooth
  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds
  • Then add dry red chillies and curry leaves to it. Once they turn crispy add asafoetida.
  • Pour the tadka into the rice and milk mixture and mix till all ingredients are well incorporated
  • Next add the prepared curd and mix again
  • Serve with pickle and dal podi
Keyword Curd, rice, saadam, thayir