Apr 082016

Curd Rice Andhra style made with rice and yogurt is a great summertime dish. Homemade Daddojanam is a comforting, wholesome and simple rice dish that you can prepare in a jiffy.

curd rice recipe andhra style

Curd Rice

Curd rice, also called Perugu Annam or Daddojanam (Telugu), Thayir Sadam (Tamil), and Mosaranna (Kanadda), is a pure South Indian comfort food. In its simplest form, cooked rice is mixed with curd and a pinch of salt. In South Indian homes, perugu annam is had at the end of every meal primarily to aid digestion and to wash down the effects of heavy spicy food. Dahi bhaat is healthy and cooling.

A slightly more elaborate way to make this rice dish is to mix soft cooked rice with unsweetened yogurt, grated cucumber, grated carrot, milk, salt and temper with a seasoning of ginger, chillies, curry leaves, mustard, cumin, Bengal gram, urad dal and hing. The dahi rice is garnished with pomegranate seeds, fried cashews and chopped coriander. It can be served warm or cold with some Indian pickle as an accompaniment.

daddojanam seasoned yogurt rice recipe

Whichever style it is served, curd rice is delicious. You can make seasoned yogurt rice with leftover rice too; if you’re plagued with a lot of cooked rice occupying space in your refrigerator, this simple rice recipe comes in handy.

Andhra Curd Rice Recipe Step By Step:

Curd rice tadka is a refreshing and filling summertime dish. Making daddojanam with milk is a breeze! Anyone can master this South Indian curd rice recipe and enjoy. This is my favourite spiced yogurt rice Indian recipe! I just love all the ingredients, the flavours and the colours in this rice and yogurt dish.

How to make Andhra perugu annam curd rice:

For this curd rice tadka recipe, wash, peel, and grate ½ a small cucumber and carrot. Chop coriander leaves finely. Grate ginger. Peel and de-seed the pomegranate. Warm the milk and keep side.

Take 2 cups of cooked rice in a bowl. Lightly mash the rice with the back of a ladle.

cooked rice for daddojanam recipe andhra

In another bowl, take 1 cup of fresh dahi, add a little salt and whisk well.

fresh yogurt and salt for Daddojanam recipe

Pour the curd over the cooked rice and mix well.

rice and yogurt recipe

Add grated carrot, grated cucumber and 1 tablespoon of fresh pomegranate seeds. 

add grated veggies to dahi chawal recipe

Mix dahi chawal and grated veggies/pomegranate seeds together.

mix thayir saddam recipe

Stir in ¼ cup of milk.

add milk for dahi bhaat recipe

Heat oil in a pan. Halve the cashew nuts; toss them into the pan and fry till they turn golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.

fry cashews for dahi rice tadka recipe

Add chana dal, urad dal to the frying pan and sauté for 20 seconds. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and sauté for 10 seconds.

tadka for dahi rice recipe

Add curry leaves, dry red chillies, asafoetida and grated ginger. Sauté till the raw smell of ginger disappears.

tempering for dahi chawal recipe

Remove and pour the tadka over the Daddojanam.

pour tadka over dahi bhaat for curd rice recipe

Mix well.  Adjust salt.

Mosaranna recipe

Top dahi rice tadka with crunchy cashew nuts, fresh coriander leaves and juicy pomegranates kernels.

dahi rice recipe South Indian

Serve delicious Curd Rice chilled or at room temperature with Indian pickle.

Daddojanam recipe

If you are looking for more South Indian rice recipes, do try out Tomato Rice and Cumin Rice.

Perugu Daddojanam Recipe details:

Curd Rice Recipe | South Indian Daddojanam | Yogurt Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Seasoned yogurt rice is a hearty, healthy and wonderfully refreshing meal. Daddojanam goes great with any Indian pickle. Learn how to prepare curd rice at home. It will be gone in a flash!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 3
Calories: 382 kcal
Author: Shil
  • Cooked rice – 2 cups
  • Fresh curd – 1 cup
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp chopped
  • Cucumber – 1/8th cup grated
  • Carrot – 1/8th cup grated
  • Pomegranate seeds – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tsp
  • Chana dal – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Ginger – ¼ tsp grated
  • Cashew nuts – 4 halved
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Dry red chillies – 2-3
  1. For Daddojanam recipe Andhra style, wash, peel and grate cucumber and carrot. Finely chop coriander leaves. Grate ginger. Cut and de-seed the pomegranate.
  2. Warm milk and keep aside.
  3. Take 2 cups soft cooked rice in a bowl.
  4. In another bowl, add salt to fresh yogurt and whisk well.
  5. Add the curd to the rice and mix well.
  6. Mix in grated cucumber, carrot and one tablespoon of pomegranate kernels. Add ¼ cup of milk and combine well.
  7. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry cashewnuts and remove.
  8. Add Bengal gram, black gram, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.Once they start to sizzle, add dry red chilies and curry leaves. Sauté.
  9. Add grated ginger and hing and sauté for a minute. Turn off the gas and pour the tempering over the curd rice. Gently mix everything together.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander, fried cashewnuts and ½ tbsp. of pomegranate seeds.
  11. Enjoy yogurt rice served warm or cold with lemon, mango or mixed vegetable pickle.
Recipe Notes

*If you are serving the curd rice immediately, there’s no need to add milk. But if you intend to serve it late, stir in ¼ cup of milk to prevent the curd from turning sour.
*If the dahi chawal consistency is very thick, mix in a little water or milk to get the desired consistency.
*Before adding curd to rice, you can add a tablespoon of butter to warm rice and mix well.
*You can use ghee instead of oil for tadka.
*You can add raw mango pieces to, seedless grapes, raisins, apple or pineapple pieces to curd rice.


Curd Rice – Andhra Daddojanam | Spiced Perugu Annam | Yogurt Rice
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