a bowl of curd rice in a tray

Traditional Curd Rice

Learn how to make the authentic Curd Rice, South Indian style. The rice is mixed with yogurt & tempered with spices to make it flavorful. Good for digestion.
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Course: rice, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, South Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Priya from Cookilicious


  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup thick curd
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 green chillies - minced
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal


  • In a mixing bowl, add cooked rice, curd and milk. In a small pan, heat oil and temper mustard seeds. Then add and fry urad dal till it turns golden. Next add minced green chillies, asafoetida, salt and chopped cilantro. Fry for 30 seconds. Pour this tadka into the mixing bowl. Using your hand or a spoon, mix it all up. Once the rice is all coated up with yogurt, cover it and refrigerate it till its time to serve.
Add more milk and curd to adjust the consistency according to your liking.
This recipe is great with leftover rice.