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Curd Rice Recipe South Indian Style | How to make Thayir Sadam | Dahi Chawal Recipe

Curd Rice Recipe South Indian Style is a comfort food of South India, prepared with mainly with rice & yoghurt mixed together and finally seasoned with a few spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course / Rice Dish
Cuisine: Indian (South Indian)
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 1 Cup Overcooked Rice tightly packed
  • 2 Cups Fresh Yoghurt/Curd
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering:

  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon Urad dal/Black gram
  • Few Cashewnuts Optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated ginger
  • 3 Green chilies finely chopped
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander leaves
  • A pinch of Asafoetida


  • Mash rice lightly while still hot.
  • Cool down the rice completely and add yoghurt.
  • Mix well until combined. Add milk, salt and stir well.

For Tempering:

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, when they begin to splutter, add dry red chillies, urad dal, cashew nuts(optional) and fry until nuts turn golden brown.
  • Now, add grated ginger, finely chopped green chillies, few curry leaves and coriander.
  • When the curry leaves turn crisp, add asafoetida and turn off the heat.
  • Transfer the seasoning to the yoghurt rice and mix.
  • Serve Curd Rice/Thayir Sadam along with your favourite pickle.