June 25, 2015

Curd rice | Mosaranna recipe | South Indian yogurt rice recipe

Mosranna or curd rice recipe - Curd rice or mosaranna is one of the simplest and popular rice dishes of South India. I make it quite often even with leftover rice. I prepared this mosaranna with freshly cooked rice, curd, cucumber and then tempered with my favorite tempering.  So, you can imagine what the taste of this curd rice is. The curd rice in itself is a whole meal which I relish in all seasons. When I am getting tired of cooking like making roti, sabzi, rice, curry etc. then I make curd rice with fresh curd which is not too sour. This is the most easy, healthy and scrumptious meal which goes well with all types of pickles and papads. The first morsel of the curd rice creates the desire to eat more and more. Try out this curd rice and enjoy.

mosaranna in a serving plate

Curd Rice or Mosaranna 

Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 30 mins
Total time : 40 mins
Recipe type : Main Course
Cuisine : Karnataka
Yield : serves 4
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 1 cup raw rice ( Ambemohar ) or 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups thick yogurt / curd /mosaru / dahi
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt or as required


For the tempering
  • 1 tbsp oil or as required
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp split black grams / urad dal
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • A generous pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 7 - 8 broken red chilies

Method
  1. Wash, peel and chop the cucumber into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. Wash the rice thoroughly and add 2 + 1/4 cups of water. ( if the rice is old, add 2 + 1/2 cups of water ) 
  3. Pressure cook till 4 - 5 whistles. When the pressure releases, remove the rice container and allow the rice to cool.  
  4. When it cools, transfer the rice to a large pan.
  5. Pour the curd on the rice.
  6. Pour 2 tbsp of milk and mix well.
  7. Add the cucumber.
  8. Add the chopped cilantro.
  9. Add a tsp of salt and mix till all the ingredients combine well.
  10. Heat oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds.  When mustards start spluttering, add the urad dal, saute till aromatic. 
  11. Add the green chilies and hing. Saute for a while. Add the curry leaves and red chilies. 
  12. Saute till red chilies become light brown and aromatic. Pour this tempering on above prepared curd rice.
  13. Mix well with a spoon. Add more curd if required.
  14. Serve the curd rice or mosaranna  with pickles and fried papads.

Curd rice or mosaranna recipe with step by step pictures

1.  Wash, peel and chop the cucumber into small pieces. Set aside.
chopped cucumber

2.  Wash the rice thoroughly and add 2 + 1/4 cups of water. ( if the rice is old, add 2 + 1/2 cups of water ) Pressure cook till 4 - 5 whistles. 
3.  When the pressure releases, remove the rice container and allow the rice to cool.  When it cools, transfer the rice to a large pan.
cooked rice

4.  Pour the curd on the rice.
curd added

 5.  Pour 2 tbsp of milk and mix well.
milk added and mixed

6.  Add the cucumber.
cucumber added

 7.  Add the chopped cilantro.
cilantro added

8.  Add a tsp of salt and mix till all the ingredients combine well.
curd rice mixed

9.  Heat oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds.  When mustards start spluttering, add the urad dal, saute till aromatic. Add the green chilies and hing. 10.  Saute for a while. Add the curry leaves and red chilies. Saute till red chilies become light brown and aromatic. Pour this tempering on above prepared curd rice.
tempering poured

11.  Mix well with a spoon. Add more curd if required.
tempering mixed with curd rice

12.  Serve the curd rice or mosaranna  with pickles and fried papads.
curd rice in a serving plate





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