Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dahi Rice/Curd Rice/Thayir sadam

Thayir Sadam, a famous delicacy of Tamil Nadu. Thayir means yogurt and Sadam means rice in tamil and is very popular rice preparation  of Tamil Nadu. South Indian meal is supposed to be incomplete  without curd rice , not daily though but if you are having a guest or having a traditional gathering then it is kind of necessary.It can be prepared with lot of variations, I am sharing the recipe my mom used to make and I have grown with.


  • Cooked Rice 1Cup
  • Plain yogurt/Curd  2Cups
  • Milk/water   1/2Cup
  • Salt To taste
 For tempering
  •  Cooking Oil   2Tbs
  • Asafoetida  A pinch
  • Curry leaves 10-15 leaves
  • Mustard Seeds 1Tsp
  • Green chilli 3-4 Slit lengthwise
  • Split Urad dal 1Tsp
  • Chana dal 1Tbs
  • Curd chilies 3-4
  • Cashew nuts 4-5
  • Ginger juliennes

  • Boil the rice till it is cooked and tender. While its still warm add the yogurt, water and salt to the cooked rice in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds ,Chana dal, urad dal ,asafetida .stir fry till light brown.
  • Add green chilies, curd chilies, curry leaves, ginger and cashew nuts and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and add the tempering to the curd rice and mix well.
  • Serve!!
  • I like my curd rice a bit dry but some like it runny so you can adjust the amount of yogurt/milk accordingly.
  • Many people use pomegranate for garnishing. Looks very colourful and tempting. 


Curd chilies are also called mor mollaga or mor mallakai.These are very popular in south India and used as a substitute for pickles.Green chillies are soaked in yogurt and dried under the sun,it turns out white when fully dried. Its fried in oil and served .

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