I just thought of sharing my own way of preparing curd rice(seasoned). Recently we celebrated chitra pournami. This is not a must to celebrate festival in tamilnadu, but we do celebrate just to have moonlight dinner with all the family members. Let me define Chitra Pournami(obviously for those who really dont know). This is the full moon day in the month of Apr-May, that is the tamil month Chithirai. The day is dedicated to Chitragupta, the official assistant of Lord Yama. This day is considered as Chitragupta' s Birthday.Chitragupta, the first assistant of Lord Yama, is the one who keeps record of the good and bad deeds of human beings on earth. After death, when one reaches the abode of yama, it is he who tallies the good and bad deeds and declares it to Yama. Therefore, the day is dedicated to Chitragupta and devotees pray to him to forgive their sins.
On this day we should be on fasting for the whole day and cook in the evening at before the moon comes. We will have our dinner only after seeing the moon. That will really nice to sit in the terrace, watching the moon and having food, chitchatting...so much fun.
Ok coming to the point, I prepared lemon rice, coconut rice, tamarind rice and curd rice finally. all in very small quantities, just to have a flavour of all variety rice.
Here comes the recipe for Seasoned Curd Rice
Raw Rice - 1 cup cooked
Milk - 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 3 finely cut
Ginger - 1 small piece finely cut
Aesfoetida - 1 pinch
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cook the rice with 1 cup extra from normal cooking.
Add the milk to the rice and let it cool.
Heat a vok and add 1 tsp of oil. Add all the seasoning items and saute for a min.
Add this to the cooled rice and mix well.
Add the curd, salt and mix well.
Serve with mango pickle.