Wednesday 13 August 2014

Curd Rice | Thayir Sadam | Perugannam

Curd rice or Yogurt rice - Part of South Indian cuisine, is a true comfort food.  A meal in South India is not considered complete unless and until curd rice/thayir sadam is served.

It is really easy to prepare and does not require many ingredients.  The addition of ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves add a beautiful flavor to the rice.  It is a complete meal by itself and does not require any special side dish, just any pickle will do.

Curd rice, Thayir Sadam


  • Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Thick curd - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Carrot - 2 tbsp, chopped finely
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tsp, chopped finely
  • Salt - As required

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Ginger - 1-inch piece
  • Curry leaves - a few

How To Prepare Thayir Sadam:

  • Pressure cook rice for 4 whistles. Add about 1/2 cup more water than you normally add to cook rice.
  • Chop ginger and green chilli finely.
  • While the rice is still hot, mash it well along with warm milk and butter.
  • When it has cooled down a bit, add curd and salt and mix it well to form a creamy mixture.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.  When they start to splutter, add urad dal, green chilli and ginger, curry leaves and saute for a few seconds. Add this to the curd rice mixture and mix well.
  • Add carrot and coriander leaves and mix well.  Check for salt and add if required.
  • Yummy curd rice is ready.  Serve with any pickle of your choice.

Curd rice, Perugannam


Julie said...

summer cooler,love it !!

Magees kitchenworld said...

Creamy comfort all time fav.

Beena said...

Really tempting curd rice

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