Simple curd rice | Thayir sadam for lunch | Rice bagalabath-How to make-Step by step photos

Simple curd rice By

Cuisine Style: Tamilnadu, India | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Pickle, chips | Type: Lunch, Kannum pongal festival special

Boil rice, add salt, mash well. Add boiled milk mix well let it 3/4 th cool. Add Curd mix well when it is warm. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, ginger and green chilli saute. Add seasoned ingredients to the rice mixture mix well.


  • Rice [Sona masoori rice, kolam rice] - 1 cup
  • Water – 2 ½ cups
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Curd- 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Tempering / Seasoning ingredients

  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Green chilli – 1 [finely chop]
  • Ginger – 1 tbsp [finely chopped]
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [finely chopped]
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tbsp


  • Wash & soak rice for 15 min.
  • Boil in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.
  • In a bowl add boiled rice & salt mash well & keep it aside till warm.
  • Add curd mix well
  • Add oil in a pan add mustard let it crackle, then add ginger, green chilli, asafoetida, & curry leaves fry
  • Add seasoned ingredients to the curd rice.
  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves mix well & cover it & leave it for 4 hours.
  • Serve with any pickle or chips


  • Use fresh curd.
  • Dont add curd in hot rice


  • Pomegranate seeds, mango, pineapple, carrots, roasted cashews, raisins and grapes can be added.
  • For variations of bagalabath:- You can make vermicelli/semiya bagalabath, aval bagalabath, sago bagalabath, rava bagalabath, broken wheat bagalabath, rago semiya bagalabath, oats bagalabath

How to make Curd rice / thayir sadam /bagalabath-Step by step photos

Cook rice then mash wellCook rice then mash well

Boil milkBoil milk

Add milk Add milk to mashed rice

Mix & mash well with ladleMix & mash well with ladle

Add saltGrate raw mango mangai

Heat 2 tbsp oil, add mustard, let it crackleHeat 2 tbsp oil, add mustard, let it crackle

Add asafetida [perungayam]Add asafetida [perungayam]

Add ginger, green chilli & curry leavesAdd ginger, green chilli & curry leaves

Add seasoned ingredientsAdd seasoned ingredients to curd rice

Add chopped coriander leavesAdd chopped coriander leaves [kothamalli] to curd rice

Add curd in warm stage of riceAdd curd in warm stage of rice

Add enough curd mix wellAdd enough curd mix well

Mix curd and rice wellMix curd and rice well

Curd rice for lunch is readyCurd rice for lunch is ready

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