Creamy and Comforting: Curd Rice Recipe for a Perfect Meal

Curd rice, also known as “Thayir Sadam/ Mosaranna” in South India, is a classic dish that offers a cool and refreshing experience. It is a staple in many Indian households, cherished for its creamy texture and comforting flavours. This simple yet satisfying recipe combines cooked rice with yoghurt and a medley of spices to create a delightful and nutritious meal. In this blog post, we will share an authentic curd rice recipe that will transport you to the heart of South Indian cuisine.


  • 1 cup cooked rice (preferably short-grain)
  • 1 cup plain yoghurt (preferably thick and creamy)
  • 1/4 cup milk (adjust the quantity to achieve desired consistency)
  • 2 tablespoons grated cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, mash the cooked rice using the back of a spoon or a potato masher until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Add yoghurt, milk, grated cucumber, grated carrot, pomegranate seeds (if using), chopped coriander leaves, and chopped curry leaves to the bowl. Mix well to combine.
  3. In a small pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then, add cumin seeds, grated ginger, green chilli, and asafoetida. Sauté for a minute until the spices release their aroma.
  4. Pour the tempered spices into the yoghurt-rice mixture. Add salt to taste. Mix everything thoroughly to ensure the flavours are evenly distributed.
  5. Let the curd rice sit for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together. If desired, you can refrigerate it for a while to enhance the cooling effect.
  6. Before serving, garnish the curd rice with a sprinkle of chopped coriander leaves and additional grated cucumber or carrot for added freshness.
  7. Enjoy the curd rice as a standalone meal or pair it with a side of pickle, papad, or any vegetable curry of your choice.


  • Adjust the consistency of the curd rice by adding more milk or yoghurt, depending on your preference.
  • For added crunch, you can include roasted peanuts or cashews while tempering the spices.


Curd rice is a versatile and comforting dish that can be enjoyed as a meal or a side dish. With its creamy texture, refreshing flavours, and simple preparation, it is a favourite among many. This authentic curd rice recipe will guide you in creating a satisfying and nutritious dish that is perfect for any occasion. Indulge in the creamy goodness and the coolness it brings, as curd rice takes you on a delightful culinary journey through South India.

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev

Jayanth Dev was born on 1st April 1989 in Bangalore, India. He developed an early interest in writing as a result of his fascination as a child with the stories that appeared to him in his dreams. As most of his writings are typically reflections of his dreams, many people refer to him as a dream writer. His passion for the Old Scriptures sparked creative insights that helped him craft lovely tales that are present in all of his novels.