Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thayir Sadam-Curd Rice Recipe-Bagala Bath Recipe

Curd rice also known as yogurt rice is the most comforting food for me. In fact I can even survive for days together with just curd rice and vadu manga pickle. Seasoned curd rice garnished with pomegranates or seedless green grapes is even more delicious. In South Indian cuisine, it is common to eat curd rice at the end of lunch and dinner.Today we will learn how to prepare South Indian Curd rice following this easy recipe.

Curd rice-thayir sadam
Curd rice with pomegranates 
Bagala Bath/Seasoned curd rice

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time -under 20 mins
Serves - 1

Ingredients needed 

Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Milk -1 cup (should be warm)
Curd/Plain yogurt - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1 tsp (optional)

For the seasoning 

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilli - 1-2
Finely chopped ginger - 1 inch piece
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Salt as required

For garnishing 

Grated carrot or pomegranates or seedless green grapes - 2 tbsp


Wash and cook rice in such a way that it is slightly overcooked. You can add 1/4 cup more water than you normally add for cooking rice. You can pressure cook rice for 4 whistles.

Finely chop green chillies and ginger.


When the rice is hot, mash it nicely with a potato masher, add warm milk and mix well.

When it has cooled, add curd, butter and needed salt.

Heat 2 tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add green chilli, ginger, curry leaves and saute for a few seconds. Pour it over the curd rice. Mix well.

Garnish with pomegranates or seedless green grapes or  pineapple pieces or grated carrot or even finely chopped raw mangoes.

There is not need for any side dish for this dish but if preferred you can have it with any South Indian pickle.

Note - The curd rice will thicken as it cools, you can adjust the consistency by adding a little milk or curd or both.

I am sure you will love my 

Curd rice with vegetables (carrots, tomato and cucumber and tips to serve kids)

Semiya Bagala bath recipe  (try it with vermicelli for a change)

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  1. one of my favourite

  2. A must at home...even after a heavy lunch of pasta & pizzas!!! Looks too inviting!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. The first time I tried thayir sadam I loved it...yours looks so inviting...

  4. definitely what i'd opt for anytym :)

  5. i love to hav curd rice but i don know how to prepare it . Now i got it thank u very much sis

  6. Awesome thayir sadam. Perfect lunch box recipe.

  7. Delicious! Always wanted to know how Brahmins nail this dish. Now, with your help, I have done it myself!


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