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Curd Rice | Thayir sadham

Curd Rice or Thayir sadham is comfort food made with curd or milk and Rice. Usually, curd is mixed with rice and mashed followed by a tadka.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Cooked Rice – 1 cup
  • Curd /Yogurt – ½ cup
  • Milk – ½ cup Boiled and cooled
  • Coriander Leaves– 1 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Shallots – 3
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad Dal – 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 2
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp crushed or finely chopped
  • Curry Leaves a spring
  • Salt as needed
  • Hing / Asafoetida a pinch


  • In a pan add in oil once it heats up add in the Mustard Seeds and Urad Dal and Hing, let it splutter then add in the finely chopped shallots, Green Chilli fry for a min and then add in ginger. Sauté well
  • Add in the curry Leaves now switch off the flame. Keep the cooked rice ready.
  • Now add in the Curd, Milk and Salt to the cooked Rice, Mix well. Next, add in the prepared tadka.
  • Mix everything well. Finally, add in the chopped Coriander Leaves and mix well.


  • Carrot and Mango can be added to the Curd Rice. It actually enhances the taste.
  • Usually rice is mashed well in curd rice. But I prefer it without mashing.
  • Tastes best with pickle or chips.
  • Made easily in no time with just left over cooked rice.
  • If it  served immediately no need to add milk.
  • If it is packed for lunch box it might turn sour hence milk is added to balance the taste.
Keyword Curd Rice, Thayir sadham
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