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Their Sadam - Curd Rice

Healthy and light Thair sadam recipe. Flavourful curd rice recipe, is a south indian dish cooked with mushy rice and soothing curd.  If you are craving something light and healthy that makes you feel detoxified then Thair sadam or commonly known as curd rice is the dish for you. It's  a perfect light afternoon lunch when you're looking for something refreshing.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: indian cuisine, south indian
Keyword: rice, rice dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 2 cups Rice cooked
  • 1 ½ cup Curd
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger finely grated
  • 3 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 15 Curry leaves
  • 8-9 Cashews sliced
  • 2 tablespoon Pomegranate arils
  • ½ teaspoon Salt


  • Combine yoghurt and milk in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. To this add cooked and cooled rice.
  • Heat sesame oil, ghee, or butter in a skillet over low-medium heat until it has completely melted.
  • Add mustard seeds once the oil has been added. Allow to splutter before adding the urad, curry leaves, green chilies, and ginger.
  • Add the sliced cashews to the pan now.
  • Allow the pan to sizzle for about 20 seconds before pouring the contents over the rice and yoghurt.
  • Garnish with coriander/cilantro leaves and pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve immediately.