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Variety Curd Rice with Fruits and Vegetables

Curd rice or yogurt rice is a simple Indian dish, especially consumed more in southern states. This curd rice is served in the end of all feasts, which gives a smoothing effect after having hot spicy items. This is also a dish prepared on day today basis especially for lunch boxes.

Curd rice is having a special place in children menu due to its creamy texture. This curd rice is prepared in slight variation from home to home. Here I share two types of curd rice that I prepare for special occasions like party or get together.

As fruits and vegetables are added, this is tasty and healthy. Because of their colour and taste, children love it.

Pomegranate Curd Rice

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Ingredients

  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Seedless pomegranate arils – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1½ cup
  • Fresh Curd – 1 cup
  • Water – 1½ cup
  • Salt – as per taste

Method

  • Rice Preparation: Wash and boil rice with given milk and water; cook extra 5 minutes more than the usual time in low flame.
  • Cool well, add salt, curd and mash nicely (if needed add some water); add pomegranate, mix and serve chilled.
  • Gives a wonderful taste of biting sweet pomegranate arils in between while eating; children will love them definitely.

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Carrot Curd Rice

Carrot is a good source of vitamin A and good for growing children. Raw carrots are added in this to improve the nutritive value of curd rice. Red carrot and green coriander leaves give a nice colour to white curd rice. Children love this for its attractive colour.

Ingredients

  • Cook one cup of rice with milk and water as explained above.Curd_Rice_Carrot_1
  • Carrot chopped – 1 no
  • Coriander leaves – chopped few
  • Fresh Curd – 1 cup
  • Salt – as per taste
  • For seasoning
    • Green chilli cut in to big piece – 1 no
    • Chopped ginger – 1 tea spoon
    • Raisin – 1 table spoon
    • Mustard – ½ tea spoon
    • Urad dal – ½ tea spoon
    • Curry leaves – few
    • Asafetida – pinch
    • Cooking oil – 1 tea spoon

Method

  • Cool cooked rice, add salt, curd; mash and mix well with little water if needed; add chopped carrot and coriander.

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  • Heat oil, do the seasoning; add raisins, grated ginger and fry; add in the curd rice, mix well and serve chilled.

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Tips

  • Rice preparation:
    • adding milk while cooking rice gives a creamy texture to curd rice and keeps it fresh from getting soured quickly.
    • if you have cooked rice already, mash and mix with boiled milk and curd.
  • Curd rice with fruits: seasonal sweet fruits like seedless green/black grapes, mango, pineapple can be used as further variations.
  • Curd rice with vegetables: seasonal vegetables like cucumber, raw mango with tomato and onion can also be used as further variations.
  • Seasoning is required only for curd rice with vegetables.


{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya December 14, 2009, 2:02 pm

    i love any type of curd rice, so healthy and yummy and nice idea to add carrots in it…

  • Priya December 14, 2009, 2:22 pm

    Never tried out curd rice with pomegranate seeds, seems fantastic idea…Just love any veggies in curd rice..yummy carrot curd rice..

  • Jagruti December 17, 2009, 5:41 pm

    Looks lovely!!!!!!!!!! gone a make soon. Just one problem how will i eat chilled rice in this winter? same time can’t wait too long

  • aganesh August 15, 2010, 1:09 pm

    different types of curd rice

  • aganesh August 15, 2010, 1:11 pm

    all about curd rice

  • aNU SHREE December 20, 2013, 3:27 pm

    hai this anu and i like card rice.some varity ware intyrodused in net thank you so much and bye.

  • Haripriya June 17, 2014, 1:39 am

    Hi… The dishes look yummy!!! We could even add few chopped black/green grapes and some peeled and grated cucumber in the curd rice.

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