Thursday, March 31, 2011

Curd rice

This is one traditional dish served in every lunch and dinner buffet in South India. The importance of this dish is that it helps in digestion and also helps in lowering the body temperature. This is good serving specially in Summer months.

1 cup rice.
1cup curd
2 tsp of groundnuts
4 curry leaves
1 tsp pomegranate seeds.
1 tsp garlic finely chopped
1 tsp green chilli chopped
1/4tsp ginger finely chopped
1/4 tsp toor dal/arhar dal
2tsp oil
1tsp cumin and mustard seeds
salt to taste

Procedure:- Cook the rice and keep it aside to cool down. Once when it is in room temperature add the curd and make sure the level of curd reaches more than the level of rice. Keep it  for more than 5 hrs. In a pan heat 2tsp of oil. Add cumin and mustard seeds when its hot. Then add green chilli followed by garlic and ginger. Add groundnuts and arhar dal when ginger and garlic turns brown in color. When groundnut starts turning redish brown add curry leaves. Then let the oil and mixture cool down to room temperature. Mix requisite amount of salt to the curd and rice mixture. Finally, when the oil and mixture are cooled then mix it in curd and rice mixture. Decorate it with pomegranate seeds and serve.