Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fruity Curd Rice


Ingredients:
  • Basmati rice – 200 g
  • Skimmed milk - 200 ml + warm extra milk
  • Water – 300 ml
  • Fresh curd – 100 ml
  • Chopped yellow onion – ¼ cup
  • Chopped green chili – 1 Tablespoon
  • Grated ginger – 1 Teaspoon
  • Split urad dal - 1 Teaspoon
  • Curry leaf – 1
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Pomegranate pearls – ½ cup
  • Seedless grapes – ¼ cup
  • Salt as needed
 Method 1:
  • Soak rice with water for 20 mins. Pressure cook rice with water and milk. Remove pressure after 20 mins. Allow the rice to cool slightly.
  • Heat oil in a small pan; add mustard seeds and urad dal. When they pop up add onion, and a pinch of salt. Sauté till onion is slightly brown. Add ginger, curry leaf and green chili. Sauté for few seconds and turn off heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cooked rice, fresh curd and sautéed mixture. Add required amount of salt and warm extra milk (if you like the rice to be little bit watery).
  • Add pomegranate pearls and grapes and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Close with light lid and leave it for overnight.
  • The next day curd rice will be ready to serve.
 Method 2:
  • Soak rice with water for 20 mins Pressure cook rice with 400 ml of water. Remove pressure after 20 mins. Allow the rice to cool.
  • Heat oil in a small pan; add mustard seeds and urad dal. When they pop up add onion, and a pinch of salt. Sauté till onion is slightly brown. Add ginger, curry leaf and green chili. Sauté for few seconds and turn off heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cooked rice, fresh curd (app. 300 ml and it varies according to your taste) and sautéed mixture. Add required amount of salt and mix well.
  • Add pomegranate pearls and grapes and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Now the curd rice is ready to serve.
 For making fresh curd: (http://mahikitchen.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post_15.html).
  • Boil two cups of milk and allow it to cool slightly. When the milk is warm, add 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt (store bought) and close it with tight lid. Leave it for 12 hours. Make sure that don’t disturb it while it is setting. For making curd, use containers like stainless steel. We can use any milk (like homogenized, 2% or skimmed milk) for making curd. 

48 comments:

  1. Yummy,flavourful and colourful yogurt rice.

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  2. Looks so very delicious n refreshing!

    US Masala

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  3. i thot i'm back to ma blog...:)the same template!! btw..lovely luking rice..had heard abt curd rice; bt never fruity curd rice..had a doubt whether the rice should be cooked more than we normally do??? luvd ur place & so following it...

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  4. Very colorful rice, loved ur version of curd rice.

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  5. Wow what a lovely dish dear.... my favorite curd rice.... want to grab the whole plate...

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  6. Such a wonderful looking fruity curd rice, very catchy..

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  7. I too make curd rice with basmati rice...Love this version of curd rice! my hubby likes this way,but never tried adding onion in this..will try once..

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  8. Great presentation and sounds delicious!

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  9. Colourful curd rice along with fruits

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  10. Yummy rice...loved the presentation.

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  11. beautiful presentation,love this simple and yummy rice..

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  12. Thanks dear friends for your comments

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  13. Addition of pomegranate and grapes is a wonderful twist...Looks beautiful

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  14. awesome presentation! curd rice is my fav, nice and cooling at the end of a meal.

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  15. thank you for sending delicious rice I like curd rice

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  16. refreshing and colourful...i have a huge weakness for curd rice...this is fantastic!

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  17. Wonderful curd rice..loved the ingredients used to make it more delicious..

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  18. அருமையாக இருக்கின்ரது...

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  19. I'm salivating real bad here..! Hehehe ;)

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  20. Ilove yogurt rice any time with fruits delicious

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  21. nice colorful rice with fruits!

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  22. Delicious and colorful curd rice:)

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  23. cute presentation..curd rice looks totally tempting :)

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  24. simple and wholesome .... beautiful n creative clicks ...

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  25. Aahaa,super thayir satham!:P :P

    Never added milk while cooking the rice.Thanks a bunch for mentioning my blog dear! :):)
    Clicks are as usual great!

    Once I made curd rice(method 2) to a trip back home, everybody enjoyed it..feeling nastalgic!

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  26. wow...def an eye stopper...perfect entry for the event..
    Tasty appetite

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  27. Krishnaven I sent you an email waiting to hear :)

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  28. I too love adding fruits. Looks yummy :)

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  30. The most favourite and tasty rice for every one! The snap looks beautiful!!

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  32. Very colorful veni... serves like a desert too..

    wow.. torviewtoronto...will check out...thanks

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