Curd Rice Recipe – North Indian Style – Video

Curd Rice is a must to have dish in a south Indian menu. We share the recipe as we make here in North Indian style and try to re-create the south Indian magic.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated  11 Jan, 18


Curd Rice is a must to have dish in a south Indian menu and I did not realize this until I had an experience of staying in Bangalore for some time.

It was all together a new experience when I ate dosa and idli on a banana leaf using the base hands. In fact, we were dining in a good restaurant and I was waiting for a spoon to be served to start eating. But i just kept waiting while my other friends had already started eating their meal!! Finally, i also tried my hands at the food and it really tasted different eating with hands. Not sure if it was the new experience or the ambience or the excitement to lick your fingers made the difference!

I had finished my meal and was feeling full till the neck and then came the biggest surprise. Normally, in North India, we like to eat 3 course meals (starters - snacks, Main course and then sweet dish) whereas in South India, another course is added between the main course and sweet dish and is called the Curd Rice course, in my own vocabulary!!

So, you finish your meal, enjoy curd rice and then you get to eat sweet dish too. My friends who already knew that curd rice is another step in the whole process would have already reserved a seat for it in their stomach. But poor me had virtually no space left. Still, i had it as i wanted to enjoy every bit of south Indian dinner and believe me, i never regret extending my appetite limits that day.

Curd rice (the way South indian make it) has changed the way we eat it here in Delhi. I now make the same curd rice and my small kiddie also loves it. The only difference is that we simply eat it as main course dish to keep things manageable and digestive

So, it was a long story and i guess you would have also experienced it (specially if you are non-south Indian) sometime in your life. We would like to hear your experiences also in the comments.

I do not claim that this is the best Curd Rice recipe that you would find on internet as it has many versions and you can as many ingredients as possible to make it lip smacking. The one i share here is sort of North Indian style of making the south Indian dish.


16 min Prep
2 min Cook
Yield  1 cup
Nutrition Facts
Curd Rice Recipe - North Indian Style - Video
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1613 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 5719mg 238%
Potassium 1888mg 54%
Total Carbohydrates 246g 82%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 21g
Protein 73g 146%
Vitamin A 816%
Vitamin C 118%
Calcium 53%
Iron 59%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • We are assuming that you have already boiled rice. If not, then please do it now.
  • Boiled Rice needs to be cold/normal room temperature because they are normally eaten as cold rice. Take them out in a big bowl.
  • Now mix curd with the help of a spatula before adding it to the Rice. This will help us get a smooth paste sort of curd consistency. Make sure that that you are NOT using sour curd.
  • Now add Cucumber, Carrot, Ginger, Green Chilies, Salt and Pepper. Mix well. Lets move on to the preparation of Mustard Tadka.
  • Heat Oil in a pan on high flame for a minute.
  • Add Mustard Seeds in hot Oil and wait until it changes its color.
  • Once done, switch off the stove & add Curry Leaves.
  • After 30 seconds, add this Tadka to the Curd Rice and mix well.
  • Now keep Curd rice in refrigerator for 15 minute and then serve chilled.

  •   Storage and Serving Suggestions

    I hope you would have enjoyed the Curd recipe in a North Indian style. Do please write in with your suggestions and comments to help us improve on our recipes.



    Written by Maahi Gupta
      Maahi Gupta