YOGURT RICE

Indian Yogurt rice is truly a comfort food! This simple Curd rice from South India tastes great with just a pickle or chutney as side dish.The cooling, flavorful Indian dish is perfect when taken as an accompaniment to grilled spicy meats.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Curd(yogurt) -3 cups
  • Green grapes (optional)
  • Milk-1/2 cup
  • Minced ginger-1 tsp
  • Green mango finely cut into cubes-1
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated carrots-2-3
  • Finely sliced green chillies-3 tsp
  • Finely chopped cucumber-2
  • Cooked rice-4

FOR SEASONING:

  • Dry red chillies broken up-3 or 4
  • Mustard seed-1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal-1/4 tsp
  • Oil -3 tblsp
  • Coriander leaves chopped finely-3 tblsp
  • Few curry leaves

PREPARATION:

  1. Take a pan, pour 3 tblsp oil and when it gets hot, add the dry chillies, curry leaves , mustard seeds and urad dal when they crackle add the grated ginger, saute for a minute.then add carrots,cucumber, mango, chillies, salt and curd.Remove from fire.
  2. Put the cooked rice in a deep dish and add the seasoned veggies,together with the milk.(milk is added to loosen the curd rice texture, because as time goes this rice becomes thicker in consistency).
  3. Mix nicely with hand, mashing the rice a little.
  4. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves and serve jot with any pickle of your choice.
  5. This easy and simple food has a soothing effect in summer.As intake of yogurt in any form is necessary during summer.Adding veggies improves its taste much better when compared to simple curd rice.
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