Thayir Sadam Recipe| Curd rice| Bagala bath is a quick fix variety rice which requires very limited ingredients. It is simple and a quick to prepare lunch box recipe too. It is also prepared during festivals like Navaratri, Vinayaka chaturthi, Pongal ..etc.

The best combinations are pickles like Mango, Lemon or Gooseberry, Moor milagai and pearl onions. My favourite is pickle and curd rice combo, an unbeatable tasty evergreen combination. At every Iyengar's home it is an inevitable dish in their day today life.

Curd rice recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Cuisine: South Indian

Raw rice- 1/2 cup (I used to make with parboiled rice(leftover) too)
Curd/Yogurt, cold- 1 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup
Carrot, grated- 2 tablespoons
Coriander leaves, chopped- 1 tablespoon
Salt- to taste

To temper:
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal/ Ulunthu- 1/2 teaspoon
Dry red chillies, broken- 2 small(optional)
Curry leaves- 2 stands
Hing/ Kayam- pinch
Green chillies, chopped- 1big
Ginger, finely chopped- 1 teaspoon

Thayir sadam recipe

  • Wash the rice and pressure cook the for 4 whistles till slightly over cooked consistency.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds; then add urad dal and cook till golden. Add the dry red chillies and curry leaves with hing.
  • Finally add the green chillies and ginger and cook for fifteen seconds just to leave the raw flavour; switch off the gas.
  • Once the pressure releases open the lid and mash well with a masher or backside of aladle.
  • Now add milk and cook till it get absorbed; switch off the gas and allow to cool.
  • Once it the mixture is cool add the salt and curd; mix well.
  • Add the tempering, grated carrot, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve with pickle, moor milagai or pearl onion.
  • Notes: Add more milk if the curd is sour and adjust the proportions.
  • Do not add curd in hot else the curd rice it turns watery.
  • You could add some fruits like pomegranate, apple and grapes to make fruity curd rice.
  • You could add some nuts like cashewnuts at the time of tempering if you like.
  • You could add a teaspoon of butter while mashing the rice to make the rice more tasty rich and creamy.
Bagala bath recipe

Curd rice with carrot