Friday, February 3, 2012

curd rice(south indian yogurt rice with fruit and nut)

Curd rice or mosaranna in kannada is most popular rice dish in  south india and Maharashtra.In many temples this dish is served as pasadam(blessed food)after offering to god.Therefore this dish is very divine for me.Many people prefer it with lime or mango pickle, which is a great combination hence this is bit sour.Normally we serve this at the end of our lunch or dinner.If you are travelling and you prefer home cooked food then this is the best choice.I also prefer this dish for picnics and for the my kidslunch box.Because of curd and fruits this dish is very cooling effect which makes a perfect summer dish too.

rice-1 cup(basmathi rice or sona masoori)
for seasoning:-
green chilly-2-3 chopped
curry leaves-5-6
ginger-1inch piece
oil -1tsp
for garnishing:-
pomegranate seeds-1 cup
cashew nut-8-10 roasted
grapes-1/4 cup chopped or cut into half

  • prepare rice by adding 21/2cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 30 mins or boil 1ltr water in a sauce pan and then add washed rice and cook till its sticky and soft.Then strain the water. Allow it to cool completely.
  • In a bowl add cooled rice in that put  thick curd and salt to taste( you can add little sugar if you want).
  • Now prepare seasoning .heat the small seasoning pan put some oil then add mustard let it sizzle then add green chilly and ginger .At last add curry leaves and switch off the gas.Pour this over the rice-curd mixture.Mix it well.
  • At last garnish with pomegranate seeds,cashew nut ,raisins and with grapes.


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