Monday, September 12, 2011

Special Curd Rice

Ingredients
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 liter
  • Fresh curd - 1 cup
  • White butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Hing - 1/2 teaspoon
Tadka
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dhall - 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Curry leaves - handful
  • Green chillies - 4 nos (slited ones)
  • Preserved chillies / Milagai vatral / Moor milagai - 8 nos
Garnish
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Cashew nuts - 15 no
  • Coriander leaves - handful (finely chopped)
Method
  • Cook rice with milk for 4 - 5 whistles in a pressure cooker. Mash the rice. Mix with salt and hing.Keep it aside for 10 - 15 minutes
  • Add white butter to the rice and mix well
  • Fry cashews in ghee till golden brown and keep it aside
  • In a separate kadai heat oil and allow the mustard seeds to splutter in it. Then add rest of the ingredients given under "Tadka"
  • Add it to the cooked rice and mix well. Leave it for sometime
  • Add curd just 1/2 hour before serving
Variations
  • Can also garnish with grated mango,carrot,cucumber pieces
  • Can also add dried grapes while tempering
  • Can also garnish with fruits like pomegranate and grapes