Curd Rice is one of the most loved and staple food of south India. This is often served at the end of the meal. Curd rice or yogurt rice is filling and body cooling recipe. Curd rice is mixture of thick creamy curd, salt and cooked rice.
What is curd rice?
Curd rice is a thick and creamy mixture of curd and cooked rice. Curd is unsweetened Indian probiotic yogurt. A normal south Indian thali always comprise of curd or curd rice.
Curd rice is eaten at the end of the meal as it helps in digestion and controls acidity.
Different Varieties of Curd Rice
In south India, you find many different varieties of curd rice recipes. These different varieties of curd rice are also called by different names. Like we call, curd rice as dahi khana or dahi ka khana at home. Likewise, curd rice is also called as
Thayir Sadam – Tamil Nadu
Tayire Chōre – Kerala
Perugannam | Daddojanam – Andhra & Telangana
Mosaranna – Karnataka
Apart from this, curd rice is also called as yogurt rice or dahi chawal or dahi bhat (Maharashtra).
What can we eat with curd rice?
The choices are unlimited. You can serve curd rice with,
- Diced ripe mango pieces
- Mango pickle (peruguannam and avakaya is a heavenly combination)
- Gummadi vadiyalu (sundried pumpkin fryums)
- Sun dried curd chili (challa mirapakaya | dahi ki mirchi)
- Gooseberry pickle
- Red chili pickle
- Lemon or Lime pickle
Apart from this, you can even try these,
A big spoon of rasam or sambar mixed with curd rice, tastes delectable.
Any sweet like gulab jamun, jalebi, jhangri, etc. will taste simply yum with curd rice.
Fruits like pomegranate, grapes, banana, apple, pineapple, etc; will go perfectly well with curd rice.
Sliced onion and grated carrot are also added to flavour the curd rice.
Potato fry or okra fry or cluster beans stir-fry tastes delicious with curd rice.
Is curd rice good for health?
After a hot and spicy meal, few morsels of cool and comforting curd rice is good for stomach. The probiotic bacteria present in the superfood curd keeps your gut strong and healthy.
Curd rice is good source of protein, helps in digestion, improves immunity, soothes the gut, etc. You can easily make thick and creamy curd at home by following my simple tips and tricks mentioned in the post homemade curd.
Curd Rice with Mango
Summer is merrier for two reasons. It brings annual vacation and the best fruit of the year mango. King of fruits, mango is one of the most loved seasonal fruit.
When in season, we relish this seasonal bounty to full. From breakfast to lunch, snack and dinner, we prefer to have mango in one form or other.
Be it in breakfast or brunch or lunch, curd rice with diced sweet mango is always been my family favorite meal. The combination of sweet mango pieces with creamy and savory curd rice is heavenly. Do give this combo a try!
Cool and refreshing curd rice topped with chilled mango pieces is a perfect match on a hot summer day. My mom peels the mangoes and refrigerates them and whenever we like to eat, or anyone comes home she simply cut them into cubes and serve.
Varieties of Mangoes
There are many different varieties of mangoes. The common and most widely consumed are Alphonso, Banganapalli, Imam Pasand (Himayat) Bangalora, Cherukurasam, Kesar, Rajapuri, Vanraj, etc.. More on this can be read here.
Being from Guntur, I always get fair share of mangoes to relish during the season. We (me and my hubby) make it a point to pay a visit during summer(s) to Guntur and buy drool worthy mangoes. We buy two-three cartons of different varieties of mangoes to distribute among the friends and neighbors.
My way of indulging these nature’s rich goodies is by simply peeling the outer skin using a peeler and then cutting down into cubes.
NOTE: When you buy mangoes, soak them in water for 2-3 hours and wipe them dry before peeling or refrigerating. By soaking the mangoes in water, the greasy outer layer gets cleaned.
Do you know,
Curd rice is one of the most carried travel food in south India.
Many south Indians, still carry curd rice along with pulihora (tamarind rice) on long distance travel by train or bus or by road.
This is also one of the most loved school and office lunch box recipe.
Curd Rice with Diced Sweet Mango
Curd Rice is one of the most loved and staple food of south India. This is often served at the end of the meal. Curd rice or yogurt rice is filling and body cooling recipe.
For Cooking Rice
- ½ cup Rice
- 2 cups Water
- 1 cup Curd
- Salt, to taste
- 2 tbsp. Milk, optional
- 1 tbsp. sugar, optional
- Mango Pieces
How to Cook Rice
Cooking Rice on Stovetop
- .Thoroughly wash rice and add to water to it. Stir gently.
- Cover with a lid and cook on low flame.
- Cook till water is completely absorbed and rice is cooked.
- Spread on a plate and leave this to cool completely.
Cooking Rice in Pressure Cooker
- Add washed rice and water to pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
- Wait till pressure settles and remove the rice on a plate.
- Spread evenly and leave to cool.
Cooking Rice in Microwave
- Wash the rice and add it to microwave safe bowl. Add water.
- Stir gently and microwave for 15 minutes or by choosing the cook rice option (available in IFB microwave).
- Check in between, till rice is completely cooked.
- Spread on a plate and leave it to cool.
Cooking Rice by Draining Water
- In this method, the ratio of rice and water will change. I generally cook rice in open pot by draining the water method only.
- For ½ cup of rice, I use 3 cups of water. Add washed rice to a pot and pour in water. Stir and cover with lid.
- Let this cook on medium heat till rice is cooked completely. Carefully drain the rice and put it back on the stove. Using a spoon gently even the rice.
- Cover with lid and cook on low flame for 2 minutes. Turn off the flame and after 10 minutes, remove it and spread on a plate. Leave it to cool before mixing it with curd.
How to make Curd Rice
- In a bowl add rice and mash till smooth. Keep aside.
- Take curd in bowl and whisk until lump-free. To this add salt, sugar and milk. Whisk again.
- Now add mashed rice to this and combine well. Add water to adjust consistency.
- Serve cool.
Serving Curd Rice with Diced Sweet Mango
- Peel and cut the mango into cubes.
- Add these cubes to curd rice and serve cool.
The ratio of rice and water changes depending on the type of rice you are using. The above-mentioned ratio is for Andhra Sona Masuri Rice. Adjust accordingly.
Storing Curd Rice:
You can store curd rice in a clean and dry airtight bowl in refrigerator. Stays fresh for 2 days.
Upon refrigerating, curd rice will turn thick. You can add water or milk or some more curd to loosen up the curd rice.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 3g
As white is my favorite color, this curd rice with diced mango is going to participate in FIC:Favourite, where Curry Leaf of Experiments, Emotions, Experiences With Food is calling our favourite color for the event Food In Colors started by Sunshinemom of TongueTicklers. This curd rice with diced sweet mango is also going to participate in Monthly Mingle #33 – Ravishing Rice Recipes hosted by Nags of Edible Garden. Monthly Mingle is brainchild of Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey?
Lol my fav combo,i just love this.Here i get very good pakistani mangoes,their mangoes are the best.
I am fine now,will catch u later 🙂
Perfect combo. I love it. Mmm yummy. Nice pictures. Lovely presentation. Looks divine.
Very tempting pics.. mangoes and curd rice indeed make a delicious combo.
Thanks for the entry. The pics are lovely! 🙂
Omg…i miss this combo…Gorgeous click!
RAKS KITCHEN says
This is how everybody in my in-law’s place they like!!The curd ric eis looking really rich and greamy!
Vandana Rajesh says
Yummy combo. Curd rice and mangoes – the pics make it so irresistible.
OMG what gorgeous pictures..love the close up one..never tried mangoes with curd rice..sounds delicious:)
We have a similar mango and rice dish made with sticky rice cooked in coconut cream. I am sure this curd rice is also tasty!
rekhas kitchen says
wooooooooooooooooooooow drooling here what a combination you are tempting me a lot, this is not fair.hummmmmmm perfect and so so so beautiful pic’s.
Wow, this combination sounds perfect.
Wow! reading all about eating mangoes, gifting, recieving them as gifts I got my self in a mangolicious mood …lol neways u have the nack of holding the readers attention lubna don’t u?! ;)the snaps, many tips and suggestion u give are so useful. Thanks. Am going right away to refrigerate the stock of mangoes I have at home 🙂
Enjoy! Love the combo recommended by u with the tempting snaps.
I’ve never had mangoes with curd rice before. Sounds interesting. I love mangoes too but I don’t really have them here in the UK as they don’t have the type of mangoes I like.
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Nice clicks lubna….Nice combo…
lovely pics Lubna
This definitely reminds me of my granny,she loved this combo.I’m missing Indian mangoes a lot,the mexican ones sold here taste nothing like these sweet delicacies:)
Curry Leaf says
Lovely pics Lubna.The combo is very new to me.Never ever tried.Thanks for the great entry. 😛
Happy cook says
I love curd rice, but what i would love to have right now i that bowl of mangoes.
Hari Chandana says
Hi…this is harichandana and im a new blogger..
really amazing pictures… this is my daily summer menu..lovely presentation…thank you very much.
Gita's Kitchen says
Lovely pictures….nothing can beat the combination of curd rice with mangoes 🙂
Hopped over to your blog from your comments in mine 🙂 Loved it! You’ve got so many yummy recipes – have to try them out 🙂
And mangoes!!! You are making me drool at the sight of them!
Its my fav,..i can eat it at anytime of day, even for Bfast..looks yumm with mangoes…
Lovely combo … missing mangoes so much …
I love mango just like that! Mmmmmmm…..
good for summer…..yummy
I am totally home sick by seeing the pictures..During mango season I will eat this combo every day in my hometown..
Lena Rashmin Raj says
wow….amazing combo..i just loved platter…superb presentation.. 🙂
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Lovely pics! And great combo 🙂
what a lovely comp..i luv mango with curd rice…..
My fav..Love to have banginapalli mangoes with urd rice..Pics are tempting.
We eat in summer like that! Lovely pic!
Whatever be the dish, add a piece of mango and it takes the dish to the next level.. thanks for the comment!
A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine says
My favorite combo. Lovely picture, just loved it.
Poornima Nair says
Great pics Lubna..those mango pieces look so juicy. I wonder if you know that in Kerala, many people have curd rice mixed with mango puree n crushed green chilli…its quite common in this season. Looks delicious.
Adlak's tiny world says
u r tempting me with that diced yellow juicy mangoes… cant resist.my hands are running to the screen to pick the bowls.
Varsha Vipins says
Have heard tons about guntur mangoes..am drooling hard here..missing ma home mangoes ..:(
This is the ultimate comfort food. I also to eat ripe mango with curd rice.
First timer here !!
i love curd rice… and I love mangoes… !! cubes, ras, sliced everyway… all sorts !! my favourite being Ratnagiri alphonso !
but this combination… I m hearing for the first time … curd and mango ?? gotta try once i guess…
Lovely mango pieces and picture! Combo is new to me. Never tried:)
Sharmilee! :) says
These mangoes looks soo yummy….with curd rice sure a great combo!
so soothin nd refreshin ,..lucky u
Purva Desai says
Mind blowing click……and I am crazy about mangoes……they are my weakness…..
This looks so creamy and yummy! Superb combo..Some prob with updates from certain blogs in my website.. added the link again..Sorry for the long absence
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Kitchen Flavours says
Poornima – Mango puree and crushed green chilli with curd rice sounds yum….I never heard of this before. Thank you for letting me know and dropping down a comment.
Padma – Iam on my way to your blog.
Viki's Kitchen says
Love this evergreen combo. Reminds me of my childhood lunch box recipe:)
Wow,,,this looks so good! We used to have mangoes with rice too! Though your presentation is way better 🙂
This is very new to me……but sounds interesting 🙂
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