Curd Rice


The curd rice is easy on the stomach and tastes great with a side of pickle and papadum! Curd rice is a popular and tasty South Indian dish that is served with a South Indian thali or meal.

  • PREP TIME: 15 mins
  • COOK TIME: 10 mins
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 mins


  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 cups water 24 oz
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plain yogurt whisked
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup grate carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 green chili finely chopped

To temper

  • 1.5 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 2 dried red chilies

How to cook Curd Rice

  • Cook plain rice in pressure cooker for 2 whitles. Let the pressure release on its own.
  • Once the rice is cooked, mash it a little using a masher.
  • Transfer rice to a large bowl and let it cool them.
  • Add in yogurt and milk and mix to combine.
  • Then add in the grated carrot, chopped cilantro and green chili and mix to combine.
  • Heat oil in a small pan on medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds.
  • Then add the urad dal and cook until it starts changing color.
  • Add the ginger, curry leaves and dried red chilies.
  • Transfer the tadka to the bowl of curd rice and mix.
  • Cover and refrigerate the curd rice for few hours until chilled.


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