Curd rice is close to every south Indian's heart, especially for the brahmins, who would not hesitate to admit that it is ambrosia for them. Serve a south Indian a hearty meal, but he or she is unlikely to be appeased unless the meal is suitably concluded with curd rice, which has a soothing effect, balancing the effect of other spicy dishes!
1 Cup Boiled Rice
2 cups of plain yogurt (Curd)
2 Tbsp Oil
1/4 cup milk
Finely chopped coriander leaves
1-2 green chilies
1 tsp. chana daal
1 tsp. urad daal
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 1/2 tsp. finely chopped ginger
2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp. salt
In a saucepan heat 2 tablespoonfuls of oil.
Add mustard seeds to the oil.
When the mustard seeds start popping add chana and urad daal.
After a minute, add the ginger, coriander, and green chilies.
Sauté them for a minute.
Take the pan off the gas. Add in the rice.
Mix the salt and desiccated coconut.
Just before serving, mix all the ingredients with yogurt (curd) and milk. Curd rice is ready to be served.