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Seasoned Yogurt Rice/ Dhaddhyojanam

Yogurt rice is usually the last course of the meal in a typical andhra home. At temples and on festivals, this seasoned yogurt rice or Dhaddhojanam (as its called in Telugu) is offered as prasad after puja. This is the easiest prasad and one of the tastiest :)

2 Cups Rice
1 Cup Plain Yogurt/Curd (or more depending on desired consistency)
2 Tbsp Peanuts
2 Tbsp Cashew Nuts
1 Tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Black Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
2 Tbsp Skinned Black Gram/Urad Dal (Minapa Pappu)
1 Sprig of Curry leaves
2 Green Chillies (cut vertically into 2)
2 Dry Red Chillies
water as needed for desired consistency
Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
Salt as per taste

Cook the rice with some extra water so that its very soft. When done, add salt and mix well. Mash some rice as you are doing this. Add the yogurt and mix really well. You may add more yogurt or may be water to adjust the consistency to your liking.I like mine to be not too hard, and not too runny. In a pan, warm up the ghee, add all the ingredients for tempering/seasoning and saute until done. Add this to the rice and mix well. Garnish with cilantro.

Variations :
Add in some grated carrot too for more color and flavor. My mom garnishes this with Pomegranate seeds.. I love that look.. and taste..

Serve warm with pickle. Enjoy !

This recipe goes to the event that I am hosting this month.
This recipe goes to Srivalli's Rice Mela Event @ Cooking 4 All Seasons.


Sangeeth said...

oh curd rice is a soothing food! and peanuts?wow! its tempting!

anudivya said...

Curd rice, with pickle. Nothing beats it. Love it with mango... am I weird?

G.Pavani said...

hi pallavi,first time to ur blog,u have good blog,dhaddojanam looks colurful and delicious

aparna said...

Wow. Looks so tempting and delicious.

Priya said...

My all time favourite..lovely..

Uma said...

yummiest comfort food. Everyone's fav. looks so delicious Pallavi! I add a little ginger too.

Priyanka said...

i have never made yogurt rice before...but my MIL dishes up some really yummy one...looks delicious.

Mrs.Kannan said...

Hey today i tried this recipe,instead of cooking it with water i added milk to the is yummy

Pravs said...

yummy curd rice ! looks very inviting.

Pallavi said...

Sangeeth : Thanks yaar.
Anudivya : I dont think its weird :) I know many people who like it with Mango. I am a spicy fan.. so, I'd like Mango pickle more :)
G.Pavani:Thanks. I hope to see you more often.
Aparna : Thank you.
Priya : Yes.. thanks.
Uma: Yes, with ginger.. its even more Yummy.. I'd like to add ginger and sometimes whole black pepper too.. but my husband isnt fond of those, so skip those these days..
Priyanka : You should try it. Its pretty easy.. and very tasty..
Mrs.Kannan - Adding milk is nice. Some people just make the curd and rice together. I am sure it was tasty..

Bhawana said...

Good one Pallavi. I also need to try curd rice we like it..:). nice one.

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