Curd Rice/ Thair Sadam


‘Curd Rice is a comfort food for sure!  It is a quick fix dish which can be made using left over cooked rice.  And also a light meal, especially good for the sick.  ‘Curd Rice’ is best served chilled, garnished with grated carrots, seedless green grapes or pomegranate arils.

Yummy ‘Curd Rice’ is off to SriLekha for the event “EFM –  Rice Series”



Well Cooked Raw Rice – 3 cups

Curd – 2 cups

Milk – 1/2 cup

Butter – 1 tsp

Green chilly – 1 chopped

Ginger – 1 tsp finely chopped

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Dry red chillies – 3 broken

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Asafoetida powder/ Perumkayam/ Hing – a pinch

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tbsp



Cook the rice well and add butter and milk.  Mix well and allow it to cool.  Add curd, green chilly (I used Bird’s eye chilly), ginger and salt.  Mix well.  Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.  Lower the heat and add curry leaves and red chillies.  Stir and switch off the flame and add asafoetida.  Pour it over the curd rice.  Mix well and serve with mango pickle or fried curd chillies (milagu kondattam).  Cheers!!!

  1. I am not a curd person and was never wild about like my sister for thairu sadam. Actually I had them first time i think when i was 17 🙂

  2. I’ve never heard of curd rice before but it must be something special as it’s good for those who are sick.

  3. Just love this dish…my all time fav..

  4. Lovely curd rice..a true comfort food

  5. That curd rice looks heavenly! my all time fav!

  6. Oh wow!! Such a perfect looking curd to grab it now…adipoli…

  7. Thank you Happy for your lovely comment!

  8. Ivy, try my curd rice with your homemade yoghurt…it is so yummy 🙂 Thanks!

  9. Thank you Priya! I too love curd rice… 🙂

  10. Thank you Soma for stopping by! do visit again…

  11. Glad to see you, Hema… 🙂 Thanks!

  12. Thanks a lot Sarah dear! 😀

  13. Comfort and yum!!!comfortable food for me..Love to have it with spicy pickle.yum..:)

  14. Thanks a lot Sangeetha!