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Curd rice/ Thayir sadam

Curd rice/ Thayir sadam often eaten by the south Indians as a part of meal. Rice and yogurt are the main ingredients that go towards this.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: Curd rice / Thayir saadam.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Sumith Babu


Ingredients for curd rice

  • 1/2 cup white rice or basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves

For tempering

  • 1 curry leaves sprig
  • hing a pinch
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 green chilli slit
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • salt to taste


  • Wash and soak rice for 20  minutes.

  • Add required water and  cook the rice.

  •  Cool it completely.

  • Add curd to cooled rice. Mix well until combined.

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin and mustard, when they begin to splutter, add dals and fry until golden, add ginger, chilli and curry leaves.

  • When the curry leaves turn crisp, add hing and switch off the stove.

  • Add coriander leaves, to the yogurt rice, pour the seasoning and mix.

  • Stuff the curd rice in smoked salmon and serve it with capers, gherkins and onions.


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 1mg