Monday, April 21, 2008

Curd Rice

Curd rice/Mosaranna/Thayir sadam/Dahya sheeth-so many names..but just one definition-comfort food.I am sure curd rice is liked by all because of its simplicity.Its so tasty despite being so simple.I am not much of a mixed rice lover,but curd rice is something which I don't mind having.For lunch boxes,for picnic trips,for long travels-curd rice is THE best thing to carry.I think its more popular and liked in Tamilanadu than in any other states.I feel thayir sadam is to a Tamilian what kanji is to a Malayali.Something which boils down to one thing-simplicity.Whenever we feel that we have over eaten somewhere,we have curd rice-which makes us feel light and content.Let me tell you-it is THE best thing to have in Chennai summers.So without further ado let's prepare this comfort food..

Curd rice


Raw rice - 1 cup
Curds - 1 cup(or as required)
Salt to taste
For seasoning-
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds,Jeera - 1 tsp each
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Red chilly,Green chilly - 1 each cut into two
Groundnuts - 2 tbsp


Cook rice in about five cups of water.
When it is cooked well switch the gas to high and let the water evaporate.
Close the lid and keep aside for a while.
When it cools down a little,mash it well with a spoon.
Add salt and curds and mix well,use a masher if necessary.
Prepare seasoning in a frying pan with oil,splutter mustard seeds,jeera.
Add the chillies,curry leaves and the groundnut.
Fry for a while till the groundnut browns and cooks well.
Add the seasoning to the curd rice.
Serve with thayir mulaga(Chilly kondattam) and pickle.


  1. You are so right!! For Chennai heat thayir sadam is the best....keeps one cool & going good too :-)

  2. Comfort the vadaams too

  3. wow i just love this a lot:) so does my husband:)

  4. Sagari,thank you!!

    Seema,you said it!!

    Divya,yeah you bet it indeed is comfort food!!

    Roopa,glad to know that!!


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