Curd Rice (Thayir Sadam / தயிர் சாதம்)

Recipe Categories: Indian, Medicinal, Rice Varieties

A nice moonlight dinner dish that is therapeutic and rich in carbohydrates. It has nice digestive power and a preferred dish after a heavy meal.

Curd Rice (தயிர் சாதம்)



  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Curd – 2 cup
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Ginger (Grated) – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – few
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Mustered seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Urad dal – ¼ tsp
  • Cashews – 5 nos
  • Raisins – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste


  • Cook the rice and water in the pressure cooker for 4 whistles. Add considerable water so as to cook the rice mushy.
  • When it cools add the curd, milk, coriander leaves and salt. Mix it well.
  • Take a kadai, heat the ghee and add mustered seeds when its splutters add the urad dal, hing, grated ginger and curry leaves.
  • Garnish it with fried cashews and raisins. You can also add fresh grapes/cherry.
  • Serve it hot with Pickle/Curd Chilli (moru milagai) or any Gravy/Curry.

There are 4 Comments

  1. Posted by G V Venkataraman, BRUNEI Reply

    The following are varieties of thayir saadham which are unique for connoiseurs:
    1. After making thayir sadham as above use all dry fruits cut uniformly as if for paayasam, use cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sweet quality peanuts, etc and make a dry fruit thayir saadham;
    2. After making thayir saadham mix small cut sweet pine apples, apples, not very ripe but ripe enough bananas, orange sulai without thin skin and cut to small pieces, pomegranate muthukkal etc and mix and use as sweet thayir saadham;
    3. Try adding to thayir saadham very fine cut onion, tomatoes, green capsicum ,Yellow capsicum and red capsicum and add coriander leaves .
    You have now become an expert in thayir saadham unknown to thers earlier.
    Choose each variety on a differently suited occasion.
    Mrs Seetha Venkataraman, Brunei

  2. Posted by madhavianand Reply

    romba nalla irrukudu .

  3. Posted by jeyashrisuresh Reply

    very comfortable dish.cant end my meal without this dish

    • Posted by Suvayo Suvai Reply

      Thanks for the nice comments.

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