No South Indian meal is complete without some curd rice at the end. In its simplest form, it is just some rice mixed with a little yogurt and served with some pickle. However, let your imagination flow…. Add whatever you think would taste good – fresh fruits, dry fruits, nuts… anything! Here is how I usually make it.
1 cup White rice – I like mine to be mushy and well cooked
1 cup Yogurt/Curds
¼ cup Red onions, finely chopped
¼ cup Cucumber, finely chopped
½ cup chopped fresh grapes + pomegranate
3-4 strands Cilantro, finely chopped
Salt as per taste
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard
3-4 Curry leaves
1 tsp Chana dal
1 tsp Urad dal
2-3 nos Chilies , Dry red or Green ones- chopped into pieces
1 tsp Ghee
1-2 tbsp raisins + cashews
- Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl; Add water to get the desired consistency; adjust ingredients according to taste.
- Heat ghee in a pan and roast raisins and cashews for a minute or until they turn lightly golden in color; add to the curd rice mixture and mix well.
- Temper with the mustard, chana dal, ural dal, curry leaves and chilies; Serve chilled towards the end of the meal
Prep Time: About 15-20 mins;
Serves: About 2-3 people;