Best & Healthy Curd Rice Recipe for babies & toddlers

Curd rice recipe is a popular Indian dish made of rice and curd. It is a healthy and nutritious meal that is perfect for babies and toddlers. Curd rice also helps to improve digestion and help with constipation providing enough probiotics for kids that rae necessary. The best part is the versatality of this recipe. You can choose to add or remove anything that your baby likes. And this recipe can be made in 10 mins.

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Yogurt Rice

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There are many benefits of feeding curd rice to babies and toddlers. It is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D, all of which are essential for the development of young children. Curd rice also helps to improve digestion and can be helpful in preventing constipation.

My kids love this curd rice recipe and it’s good comfort food when they are unwell. And an easy option when my picky eater rejects everything – Mosaranna it is! And I add a few flavours and their favourite fruits to make this curd rice recipe tasty and healthy. And rice cooked soft in an instant pot that is easy to gobble by kids.

What are the ingredients of curd rice?

Here is what you need to make this curd rice recipe:

  • Curd/ Yogurt – Curd is high in protein and calcium and is a good source of probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that help to improve gut health. I have used 2 generous cups of curd/ yogurt.
  • Rice – 1 cup of rice cooked for 2 minutes in an instant pot (use 1:1 water and rice proportion to cook rice). The sona masoori rice makes best option to make this recipe.
  • Pomegranate – Pomegranate is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium that adds colour and flavour to yogurt rice. I have used half a cup of pomegranate.
  • Grapes – Grapes are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. Add half a cup of chopped grapes to curd rice. This is optional and can be eliminated if your baby does not like grapes.
  • Ginger – A little spice and a good fragrance adding some health and flavour to curd rice. An inch small ginger is grated and used in this recipe.
  • Channa Dal – A small tbsp of channa dal is added to curd rice.
  • Urad Dal – A small tbsp of urad dal is added to add some crunchiness.
  • Olive Oil/ Butter – One tbsp of olive oil is used to temper.
  • Mustard seeds – To temper
  • Salt – Can be added to toddlers 12 months+. Can totally be eliminated as it is not a necessary ingredient.

Other Ingredients that can go in this recipe:

  • Grated Carrots
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Boiled Corn
  • Powdered Nuts (Cashew, Pista, Badam)
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Instructions to make the best curd rice recipe

This simple recipe can be made using the ingredients that you wish to add in. And this curd rice recipe can be prepared in 10 mins with all the ingredients available.

  • Cook 1 cup of rice for 2 minutes in an instant pot. A 1:1 ratio of water and rice makes perfectly soft rice to mix for curd rice. A little extra water is perfectly fine to make it mushy for babies.
  • Cooldown the rice by spreading them in a bowl.
  • Add 2 cups of curd/ yogurt and mix it well with rice. Add water to adjust thickness.
  • Heat a spoon of olive oil or butter, add mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal and ginger. Fry them till they are golden brown and add it to the mixed curd rice.
  • Add pomegranate, chopped grapes, salt and mix well before serving the curd rice.
  • Alternately, you can also add chopped carrots, boiled corn and chopped cilantro.

Tips Thayir Sadam

Also called as Thayir Sadam, this curd rice recipe is super simple and easy to make.

  • Use fresh and full fat yogurt to make the curd rice.
  • You can mash the rice before mixing for babies under 12 months.
  • Add cooked carrots if adding carrots for babies.
  • You can eliminate tempering as required.

FAQs Yogurt Rice

1. Can we mix curd with hot rice?

It is recommended not to mix curd or yogurt with hot rice as they cause digestion problems. And also makes the curd extra curdled which makes it sour.

2. Can we eat curd rice daily?

Absolutely! Curd rice helps with abundant probiotics which makes good bacteria in the gut which helps with digestion. It is recommended for babies, toddlers and kids as they help with digestion. Also a great idea to give curd to babies to avoid constipation.

3. What is curd rice good for?

It is a good source of protein and high content of calcium in them. With its probiotic qualities, they are amazingly healthy helping with digestion.

4. Can I give Curd Rice to my baby?

With the goodness of all probiotics, helping digestion and avoiding constipation, curd rice is highly recommended for babies.

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Curd Rice Recipe

Rashmi Madhwaraj
Curd rice recipe is a popular Indian dish made of rice and curd. It is a healthy and nutritious meal that is perfect for babies and toddlers. The best part is the versatility of this recipe. You can choose to add or remove anything that your baby likes. And this recipe can be made in 10 mins.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Curd/ Yogurt
  • 1 cup Rice (Cooked) 1 cup of rice cooked for 2 minutes in an instant pot (use 1:1 water and rice proportion to cook rice).
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup Grapes (chopped)
  • 1 inch Ginger (grated)
  • 1 tbsp Channa Dal
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil/ Butter
  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Optional – Grated Carrots; Chopped Cilantro; Boiled Corn; Powdered Nuts

Instructions
 

  • Cook 1 cup of rice for 2 minutes in an instant pot. A 1:1 ratio of water and rice makes perfectly soft rice to mix for curd rice. A little extra water is perfectly fine to make it mushy for babies.
  • Cooldown the rice by spreading them in a bowl.
  • Add 2 cups of curd/ yogurt and mix it well with rice. Add water to adjust thickness.
  • Heat a spoon of olive oil or butter, add mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal and ginger. Fry them till they are golden brown and add it to the mixed curd rice.
  • Add pomegranate, chopped grapes, salt and mix well before serving the curd rice.
  • Alternately, you can also add chopped carrots, boiled corn and chopped cilantro.

Notes

  • Use fresh and full fat yogurt to make the curd rice.
  • You can mash the rice before mixing for babies under 12 months.
  • Add cooked carrots if adding carrots for babies.
  • You can eliminate tempering as required.
Keyword curd rice, mosaranna, thayir sadam

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