• 4 cups rice 3 cups fresh curd (not too sour) ½ cup milk 2-3 dry red chillies/ pepper broken 2 tablespoon ghee ½ teaspoon cumin seeds/ jeera 5-6 curry leaves/ kadipatta Salt to taste

A simple preparation of steamed rice and curd / sour youghurt. This is very popular in South India and also in many other places. The curd rice/ dahi chawal/ dahi bhaath, provides simple balanced meal and can be made more interesting with accompaniments like fried pappadoms, raitas, sandge fries, pickles etc. 


  1. Wash the rice thoroughly before boiling to get the extra starch off.
  2. Boil or steam the rice and make sure that the grains are properly separated.
  3. Once the rice has cooled, add curd, salt to taste & a little sugar. Mix it thoroughly.
  4. Heat ghee in a tempering pan, add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle.
  5. Then add red chillies and curry leaves.
  6. Pour this tempering over the curd rice.
  7. Add the milk and mix the rice properly.
  8. Your healthy and simple curd rice / dahi chawal/ doi bhaath, is ready to eat.


Its important to cool the rice before add the curd. Because the curd has a tendency to spoil if heated.

Curd Rice