South-Indian Curd Rice (Instant) By Chef Jigss

South-Indian Curd Rice (INSTANT)

A very popular dish from South-Indian cuisine “CURD RICE” which is relished by all, while it is said that a “South-Indian” meal is incomplete until concluded with curd-rice…Not to forget its soothing effect, balancing the effect of other spicy dishes!
Here is a recipe to make curd rice instantly, which is much easier and faster compared to traditional method which take minimum of 4-5 hours before one can relish the delicious curd rice…


  • ¾ cup raw rice soaked and cooked
  • 2- 2 ½  cups fresh curd, churned by adding 2 tbps water
  • 1-2 tbps chopped carrots
  • 1-2 tbps chopped cucumber
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Salt as per taste
  • Shredded ginger as per taste (optional)

For Tempering:

  • 2 tbps cooking oil (prefer coconut oil)
  • 1 tps urad dal
  • 2-3 nos green chillies cut into pcs
  • 2-3 nos whole red chilli
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • ¼ tps mustard seeds
  • 1 pinch asafoetida


Preparation Time: 10-15 mins

Cooking Time:  4-5 mins

Serves:  2 people






Take cooked rice in a flat-deep container/bowl and pour churned curd on to the rice…


 Add  salt, shredded ginger  chopped cucumber and carrots…



Heat oil in a small pan for tempering, add urad dal.  


As soon as urad dal changes color add mustard seeds and when seeds start crackling add green chilli, red chilli, curry leaves, asafoetida

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Add this tempering to the rice and curd in the container/bowl and mix thoroughly..



Garnish with chopped coriander and keep in refrigerator to chill


Serve Chilled !!!


Tip 1: Tastes best when served CHILLED
Tip 2: Add a little warm milk before adding curd   to avoid sourness when prepared in advance like while we pack it for lunch or to take it while travelling.
Tip 3: One may also use fruits like apple, grapes and pomegranate instead of vegetables
Tip 4: To make it RICHER one may also add raisins and cashews with the tempering and make it a “ROYAL CURD RICE”..



You  can go ahead and try in your kitchen


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2 thoughts on “South-Indian Curd Rice (Instant) By Chef Jigss

  1. Awasome..i tried this dish day-before yeterday…great taste…enjoyed this dish with family..Earlier I was little afraid to try such recipes at home, but from this blog now I find it very easy and confident to go ahead and cook these dishes …thank you Jigss Kitchen..


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