Curd rice ( Kannada: ಮೊಸರು-ಅನ್ನ, Tamil: தயிர் சாதம், Telugu: పెరుగు అన్నం) also called yogurt rice is a dish of India. The word "curd" in India usually refers to unsweetened yogurt. Unlike the Westerners, Indians mean yogurt when they say curd and what the westerners call curd is called paneer. It is very popular in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.
In the state of Tamil Nadu it is so popular that this food is one of the chief offerings to the God in many Shiva and Vaishnavite Temples which is later distributed as 'prasadam' (blessed food) to devotees. Here this is called by a different name 'dadhiannam'/ "dadyodanam" (Tamil script:ததியன்னம்/ தத்தியோதனம்) Sanskrit दधि dadhi=curd + अन्नं annam = cooked rice. Such names are never used in common parlance among the non-Brahmin Tamil people and is universally known as Thayir sadam, literally curd rice.
While it is most easily prepared by simply mixing boiled rice and yogurt, more elaborate methods can be used when needed. One of these recipes is given here: Rice is boiled so that it breaks down, becoming almost like a paste. Bring it to room temperature. It is then seasoned with fried finely chopped green chillies, ginger, and curry leaves, and sometimes along with the tadka of urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and asafoetida. Finally, milk, yogurt, and salt are added.
Alternatively, it can be prepared by mashing cooked plain rice (mostly leftovers), and then mixing it with some salt, yogurt and (a bit of milk to lessen the sour flavor of yogurt or to stop it from souring too much) garnishing it with fried urad dal, mustard seeds, green chilli and chopped cilantro.
Curd rice is often eaten accompanied by South Indian pickles such as those of mango or lime. In South Indian home cuisine, it is standard to eat curd rice at the end of lunch and dinner, which helps ease the effects of the spicy main dishes. It is also said to aid digestion.
In some areas, curd rice is served in a unique style where rice is boiled, mixed with a mild curd and salted and then tempered with a tadka (seasoning) of mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry chillies and urad dal roasted in a spoon of hot oil. Garnishings vary with region and range from grated carrots, pomegranate seeds, raisins, green and purple grapes, fried cashewnuts, grated raw mango and boondi. It can be served lukewarm or chilled. Additional options include a pinch of powdered and roasted asafoetida.
See also 
- ^ a b c d e Chandra, Smita (1991). From Bengal to Punjab: The Cuisines of India. Crossing Press, p. 121.
- ^ a b c d e Plunkett, Richard, Teresa Cannon, Peter Davis, Paul Greenway, and Paul Harding (2001). Lonely Planet: South India, p. 127.
External links 
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Curd rice (Tamil: தயிர் சாதம், Telugu: పెరుగు అన్నం, Kannada: ಮೊಸರು-ಅನ್ನ) also called yogurt rice is a dish of India. The word "curd" as used in India usuall...
Wed, 15 May 2013 16:00:29 -0700
But at Chennai Corporation's 200 budget restaurants, the curd rice, at Rs. 3 per plate, continues to melt in the mouth. The self-help groups (SHGs) running these restaurants buy fresh curd every morning from local Aavin milk parlours to ensure that ...
Sun, 19 May 2013 02:32:24 -0700
At the end of the meet, a complete meal of millet dishes — Saamai Kootanchoru, Thinai sweet (jaggery) pongal, Varagu sambar rice, Samai curd rice, Keerai masiyal and paanagam — was served by Nalla Keerai volunteers. Yummy! DOS AND DON'TS ...
Times of India
Times of India
Wed, 15 May 2013 13:06:02 -0700
RELATED. CHENNAI: After a typical South Indian fare of idly-sambar and curd rice, the 'Amma' canteens, which have proved to be a smashing hit in Chennai, will roll out rotis soon, accompanied by dal. These budget canteens, which sell idlis for Re1 a ...
The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express
Wed, 15 May 2013 04:26:31 -0700
In the afternoons, lemon rice or curry powder rice - both priced at Rs.5 per plate - will be added to the existing menu of sambar and curd rice. She said from September onwards, Amma Canteens here will sell two chapatis with dal or korma for Rs.3 in ...
Times of India
Sat, 18 May 2013 18:17:23 -0700
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Sat, 18 May 2013 02:49:44 -0700
The canteens sell idlis for one rupee a piece and sambar and curd rice at Rs.3 a plate. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa recently announced that the restaurants would be opened in nine other municipal corporations across the State, including Tiruchi ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:01:58 -0700
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Times of India
Sat, 18 May 2013 16:36:12 -0700
It has been planned to prepare and provide idly and sambar to 300 heads, sambar rice to 300 heads and curd rice to 300 persons in a day at low rates. The corporation will rope in self-help groups as well as persons running small eateries on the road ...
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