Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Curd Rice - best digestion dish

Whenever I feel bloated or had a severe dose of spicy food, I turn back to this dish for rejuvenating. Curd Rice is extremely good for digestion and can be had anytime of the day. It can made quickly either in its simplest form or the more exotic type found in southern restaurants. It is most popular in southern India and many a times eaten as the last course before sweets.

What you need:
1) Rice 1 cup (not basmati, regular rice)
2) Water 3 cups to cook rice
3) Cold Milk (optional, if you don't want milk just use some curd mixed with water)
4) Curd 1.5 cup
5) Salt as per taste
6) Coriander (finely chopped)
7) Green chilles (finely chopped) 1/2 to 1 piece depending on taste
9) Mustard seeds 1 spoon
10) Chana dal 2 spoons
11) 1 spoon oil

1) Cook rice with water in either microwave or cooker. It is ok to leave it soggy and not drain out all water
2) Add milk to rice and mix well. Let the mixture cool down.
3) Add curd to rice after it cools down and mix well. Preferably break the rice so that it forms a uniform mixture. Don't make a paste out of it though.
4) Add one spoon oil in pan on low flame
5) Add mustard seeds and chana dal. Stir until dal is brown in color
6) Add green chillies and salt to taste
7) Add rice/curd mixture and mix well for 2 mins on low flame
8) Let it cool and garnish with Coriander

In addition to make it health you can add peanuts, cashew nuts, grapes and chopped vegetables like carrot.

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