Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yogurt rice | Curd rice / Homemade yogurt

I wish I could be a vegan, this yogurt stops me from being one. Homemade yogurt is very simple to make. Try doing at home, next time you will not buy in the shops. Try this simple and cool meal, sure your taste buds would thank you for this comfort meal.

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Water - 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Yogurt (curd) - 1 cup, scroll down for recipe
  • Salt - to taste
To temper:
  • Oil + butter - 1 tsp + 2 tsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Green chilly - 2, slitted
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - 5 

Rinse the rice, and add the rice in a pressure cooker with water and milk. Pressure cook for one whistle and followed by simmer for 15 minutes. Switch it off. Allow it to cool. After the pressure releases, mash the rice with the help of a spatula. Add yogurt(curd) and salt. Make sure it is warm and not hot.

Heat a small pan with butter and oil, then add mustard, urad dal, ginger, green chilly, asafoetida and curry leaves. Transfer to the yogurt(curd) rice.
Enjoy with pickle or and curries.

  • If not interested, just skip the tempering part. Without tempering also the yogurt rice taste divine.

Home made yogurt :

  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Plain yogurt - 2 tbsp


Boil the milk till it forms bubbles at the sides and starts to rise up. Allow it to cool to 115 deg F or when touched in your hand it should be warm enough. Stir 2 tbsp of yogurt(curd) and keep in a warm place. Do not disturb for 6 to 8 hours. 

Home made yogurt is ready. Refrigerate before serving. 

Other recipes with yogurt are : oats porridge, cabbage yogurt salad and lots in eggless baking.

  • The temperature plays a vital role for yogurt. If the milk is cold before setting, microwave for 2 minutes and add the yogurt culture. Warm milk - perfect yogurt.
  • The fat content in the milk determines how thick the resulting yogurt is.
  • After the yogurt is set, refrigerate it. Otherwise there will be more water content. 


Priya said...

My comforting food,home made yogurt are always best.

Shama Nagarajan said...

inviting..can have any time .Ongoing event: Know your dairy - Milk Events
in my blog.

Swati Sapna said...

Curd rice is a South-Indian staple. Even today, living in Mumbai and married to a Punjabi, i have to have my daily dose of yoghurt and rice :D otherwise my meal is incomplete... this looks delicious. and ur pic has the perfect accompaniment - majiga mirapakaya or fried, sun-dried curd chillies!

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

I had no idea yogurt could be so easy!

Hema said...

Comfort food, best way to end a meal..

Jay said...

wow...yummm yummmm ...combo
Tasty Appetite

VineelaSiva said...

Comfort and best food in every meal.

Julie said...

Yummy curd rice & useful post too:)
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divya said...

Looks delicious n awesome. Lovely clicks.

Sangeetha said...

any time fav n comfort rice...looks really yummy with homemade fresh yogurt!

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Yummy, creamy rice...

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious rice, my all time fav!!!


I wish I have this right now. Curd rice, mor milagai :)

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

I cannot live without this dish! I love it. With majjige menasu, my love gets doubled :p

Maha Gadde said...

all time fav.yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Light on tummy and soothing curd rice..

Divya Pramil said...

Love curd rice with some spicy pickle :) Looks good :)

Sona S said...

love curd rice with some hot pickle.. looks nice..

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Peggy G. said...

I've never tried making yogurt at home - you make it look so easy =)

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