July 28, 2007

Y - YOGURT RICE (Curd rice / Perugannamu)

Hi, this is my entry to Nupur's A-Z vegetables. This week's letter is "Y". For that I prepared well known, tasty and simple yogurt rice i.e. curd rice or perugannamu (in telugu). Thanks Nupur. Here is my recipe:

Yogurt Rice:
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time : 3 minutes
Serves : 2
Cuisine : Andhra

1 cup cooked cooled white rice
1 cup plain yogurt or curd
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp finely chopped cucumber
salt as per taste

For tempering:
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustards
1/2 tsp urid dal
1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger

For Garnish:
3 or 4 buttermilk chillies (challa mirapakayalu)
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

1. Heat some oil, deep fry the buttermilk chillies and keep aside.

2. Remove excess oil from kadai, leaving 1 tsp oil in the kadai. Add jeera (cumin seeds), mustards, let them pop, add urid dal and chopped ginger, saute for few seconds and turn off the heat.

3. In a large bowl, whip together milk and curd to form smooth paste. Add finely chopped cucumber, temering and salt, mix.

4. Add rice, mix gently, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

5. Serve with buttermilk chillies.

Note: 1. If the yogurt you have on hand is too sour, add 1 tsp of sugar.
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  1. No south Indian meal is complete without curd rice. Great entry!

  2. The ultimate signature dish!! Nice one. :)

  3. Hi Suganya! absolutely correct. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Coffee girl, thanks dear.

    Hi Roopa, thanks.

    Hi Archana, even my favourite too. Thanks for dropping by. Keep on coming.

  4. A timely meal for this summer Jyothi. Viji

  5. Perfect !!! I just go crazy on challa mirapakayalu.

  6. Hey nice entry for A-Z, yougurt rice is simply superb! I love with ouura mirapakayalu..

    Jyothi, sure I can help you with designing the header image.. but do you know photoshop? LMK and thanks for your compliments, I am glad you like my blog header image @_@

  7. Great and simple entry!

  8. Yes Viji, you are right. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Seec, even I too, thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Padma, thanks for your lovely words.
    BTW, I don't know the photoshop. Any other option? Can you pls? Thanks dear for all.

    Tee, thanks dear.

  9. an ideal meal and an apt recipe for the letter

  10. This is my favorite meal during the summer months!

  11. Hi Bhags, thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Nupur, thanks for hosting a lovely event and dropping by.

  12. That is a cool one in hot summer. Nice entry.

  13. waw that is a simple and lovely entry for "y". that one can never get old or bored.

  14. MMMM yummy looking perugannamu with that maggiga mirapakayalu .

  15. Yummy and creamy.....Love curd rice...

  16. Thanks hima.

    Hi Sharmi, you are absolutely right. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Swapna, thanks.

    Hi Sukanya, thanks dear.