Curd Rice

Prep 5 mins

Cook 35 mins

Serves 2 people

Thayir sadam or curd rice as popularly called is an inseparable part of South Indian meal. It is a great summer meal with rice and yogurt being the two important ingredients. Curd rice can be made in different variations. It is perfectly suitable for all age groups.


½ cup Payasa rice
2 cups curd
¼ cup milk (optional)
Salt as needed
1 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Curry leaves
1 finely chopped green chilly
1 pinch Asafoetida or hing
1 ½ cup water
2 red chillies
1 tsp peanuts


1. Wash and soak Payasa rice for 30 mins.
2. Add 1 ½ cup water to the cooker, add rice to it and pressure cook.
3. Cool it completely and mash it lightly.
4. Add curd to cooled rice.
5. Add salt as per your taste and mix well.
6. Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves, chopped green chillies and hing.
6. When the curry leaves turn crisp, pour all the ingredients into the prepared curd rice.
6. Garnish it with coriander leaves or crisp red chillies or roasted peanuts.

Health Benefits

  1. Payasa rice is rich in dietary fibre, protein and low in GI.
  2. Helps improve digestion.
  3. Curd is rich in antioxidants that give the body power to fight infections.