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.
Curd rice or mosaranna recipe with step by step pictures
Wash, peel and chop the cucumber into small pieces. Set aside.
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. When the pressure releases, remove the rice container and allow the rice to cool. When it cools, transfer the rice to a large pan.
Pour the curd on the rice.
Pour 2 tbsp of milk and mix well.
Add the cucumber.
Add the chopped cilantro.
Add a tsp of salt and mix till all the ingredients combine well.
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. 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.
Mix well with a spoon. Add more curd if required.
Serve the curd rice or mosaranna with pickles and fried papads.