Tuesday 6 August 2013

Thalichha Thayir Sadam/Curd Rice/Bagala Bath Recipe

Dear Readers,
Here is the very tradional South Indian recipe “Thalichha thayir sadam/Curd Rice”. It is very simple, yet very delectable and a comforting dish. We make this thayir sadam very often at our homes, but still I love the way they are served in the temples in dhonnai. Ok guys, try out this thayir sadam just the like the Perumal temple ones…

Here’s how to make Curd Rice with step by step photos…

Serves: 2 -3
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min

Sona Masoori Rice/Raw rice
1 cup
2 cup
½ cup
Butter [optional]
1 tsp
As needed
Grated carrot
2 tsp for garnishing
2 tsp finely chopped for garnishing

For Tempering
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Cumin seeds
½ tsp
Bengal gram dal/Kadalai paruppu
1 tsp
Urad dal
1 tsp
Green chillies
3 finely chopped
2 tsp finely chopped
Cashew nuts [optional]
8 -10
Raisins [optional]
1 pinch
Curry leaves
2 tsp


Wash rice really well, add 4 cups of water, salt and pressure cook for 4 whistles. After steam goes off, open the lid and mash the cooked rice really well with a big spoon or matthu.

Allow the rice to cool the add the curd/thayir, milk , butter and mix really well. Adjust the amount of salt at this stage. Since the rice is cooked with salt be careful in adding salt.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, Bengal gram dal, urad dal and cashew nuts. Wait until the dal starts to turn color, now add the green chillies, ginger, raisins, asafoetida, curry leaves and saute for 10 -15 sec. Switch off the stove.

Add the tempering to the curd rice already prepared and mix really well.

Finally add the grated carrot, finely chopped cilantro and garnish the curd rice/bagala bath.

Yummy, delicious and comforting curd rice/bagalabath is ready to be enjoyed. This curd rice is good all by itself or it can be served with pickle or mor milagai.

  • You can garnish the curd rice with seedless grapes or pomegranates or finely chopped raw mangoes.
  • Adding butter is optional, I have not added them here. I add butter when we have guest.
  • Never add curd/yogurt when the rice is hot, let the rice cool and then add it.
  • Heat the milk and then add it to the rice.
  • Adjust the amount of curd and milk according to the required consistency. The curd rice becomes thick as time passes. In that case you can add more curd or milk and salt and adjust accordingly.

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  1. ஆஹா, தாளித்த தயிர் சாதம், பஹாலாபாத் பஹூத் அச்சா ஹை! பாராட்டுக்கள். வாழ்த்துகள், பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றிகள்.

    இன்று காலை நம் மேனகா வீட்டிலும் இதே தான். ;)))))

  2. yummy curd rice!!!

  3. ahhh nothing can beat this Priya,comfort in a bowl :)

  4. all time comfort food love to have it any time

  5. perfect comfort food priya...i never knew this many things can be added to the "thallippu"

  6. I love love love curd rice, order it every time we go to a south indian restaurant...
    Will try to make it at home ..
    Keep in touch,

    1. i too love curd rice,,, that to home mad curd with rice and mango pickle makes my tongue very ticklish. can u give some tips to make thick curd

  7. gr8..you have used seasonal vegetables in curd rice...thanks for linking it

  8. I am addicted to them ... This is one comfort food I would like to eat:)

  9. Yummy.. It's so simple & such a great comfort food.. Perfectly made dear :)

  10. I can eat this rice 3 times a day for a week without getting bored.. Love your preparation..

  11. Yummy comforting bowl of rice Priya. Looks delicious.

  12. My kind of food, can survive for many days with it.

  13. I adore anything with sour taste and also yogurt. This is a complete meal and worked well to be carried to work for a simple yummy meal.

  14. delicious thayir sadam, love it :-)

  15. all time comfort food, looks delicious.

  16. wow !! loved the addition of cashewnuts n all to the tempering.

  17. love this thalicha thyir with mor melaga :) looks yummy and inviting priya :)

  18. Wow !! Yum Yum and just Yum !! Super comforting food of all times !!!

  19. homey and comforting!!! so yummy!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!! please add the logo..


  20. Curd with butter to get awesome taste. Keep update your blog Cookscape

  21. actually i'm prepare every weekend to make Curd Rice I never knew we had such huge numbers of assortments of sona masoori, basmathi rice and its medical advantages.

  22. Thank you so much, pls keep visiting for more and more recipes...


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