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Curd Rice / Thayir sadam / Bagalabath / Mosuranna /Daddyojanam

Curd rice is very popular in southern india.It is called Thayir sadam (தயிர் சாதம்) in Tamil. In Karnataka it is called Mosuranna. Lunch or dinner is incomplete without curd rice. Curd rice with pickle is a great combination. It can be packed for lunch boxes to school and office.Curd rice is also offered as prasadam (Daddyojanam) in many temples of south india. There are two ways to make it. 1. Simple curd rice(தயிர் சாதம்) can be prepared with steamed rice and plain curd and then tempering with mustard seeds,curry leaves and chili. 2. In this method we use rice and milk in the ratio 1:5. Then little curd is added so that it will ferment and give creamy texture. Generally this type is made for functions like marriages. It is called Bagalabath in Tamil Nadu. This video explains the procedure to make Bagalabath the curd rice with creamy texture.


Raw rice ½ cup

Milk (1.25 litres) 5 cups

Fresh curd (500ml) 2 cups

Butter 2 tsp

Mustard 1½ tsp

Urad dhal 1 tsp

Channa dhal 1 tsp

Mor Milagai 5-6 nos.

Hing ½ tsp

Shredded ginger 1 tsp

Green chili 2 no. slit

Grated cucumber 2 tbsp

Pomegranate 2 tbsp

Green grapes 2 tbsp

Curry leaves

Oil 3 tsp


Preparation time = 10 min

Cooking time = 25 min

Serves for last meal course( 8- 10 members)



Text procedure

Step 1

Rinse rice with water and drain.Add milk and small quantity of water. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.

Step 2

Cooked rice ( sadam in Tamil ) is ready. Mash cooked rice nicely when it is hot.

Step 3

Add 1 cup of hot milk in mashed rice and mix well

Step 4

Again add 1 cup of hot milk and mix well. Add one more time hot milk and mix. Both rice and milk should be hot while mixing Step 5 Keep aside for 15 minutes. Let it come to room temperature. Step 6

Add curd, salt and hing and mix well. Set aside for 1 hour.

Step 7

Tempering of mor milagai,mustard,urad dhal,channa dhal,ginger, green chili and curry leaves

Step 8

Add green grapes,pomegranate and shredded cucumber. Mix well Curd rice ( creamy) is ready. It tastes delicious.

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