Being an Andhrite, we end our meals with a dollop of curd that is usually mixed with rice. Today, I craved for this fruit flavored curd rice that tastes so yummy and delectable.
Yogurt seasoned with little spicy tempering and fruity flavor that seeps into the creamy yogurt is an absolute heart winner. A key aspect of curd rice has always been the freshly set soft and smooth home made yogurt.
I got some pomegranate and saved one for this recipe. The color looks so tempting and tastes wonderful as we bite into each seed.
- 2cups cooked Rice
- 4 cups Curd (Yogurt)
- 1cup Milk
- 1 Whole pomogranate seeds
- 1 apple diced into small cubes (Optional)
- Grapes (optional)
- Pineapple (Optional)
- 1 tbsp Urad dal
- 1tbsp Chana dal
- 1 tsp whole peppercorns (Optional)
- ½ inch Ginger finley grated
- 10 Green chilies or to taste
- 4 Red chilies or to taste
- 10 Cashew nuts halved
- 2 tbsps oil
- hand full of Curry leaves
- Salt to taste
Mash the cooked rice liberally to make it soft . Add curd (yogurt) in excess as rice tends to absorb it. Now, add milk to the curd rice (it stops the curd rice from turning sour), as it gives a more creamy flavor. Add salt to taste and set it aside.
Heat 2tbsp of oil in a Kadai and add mustard seeds once they pop up add urad dal , chana dal , pepper, green chilli pieces , red chillies , grated ginger and fry till all the ingredients are well fried.
Add cashews and fry till they are slightly brown.Add curry leaves and set a side.
To the curd (yougrt) rice, add all desired fruits. Now add the tempering and mix well. Serve it at room temp by itself or with lemon pickle.
Milk and Curd can be added more in quantity if desired