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February 11, 2008

Curd Rice Recipe - Thayir Sadam - Bagala Bath Recipe

This post is not to to share a unique recipe. Its not even to talk about the memories this dish brings. One main reason is I had a ripe pomegranate in the house with a broken mixie that prevented me from making the smoothie I had originally intended with it. The only other option I could think of was to add it to curd rice. The other reason is, I have started using photoshop (finally!!) after having installed it almost a year back.

Curd Rice Recipe - Thayir Sadam - Bagala Bath Recipe

Also some information about the fruit that I wanted to share. Pomegranate has quickly become one of the most talked about super foods in the past two years. Pomegranate fruits contain polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins, which are all beneficial antioxidants. On the other hand, pomegranate juice contains high levels of antioxidants - higher than most other fruit juices, red wine or tea. Preliminary evidence suggested that drinking concentrated pomegranate juice may reduce cholesterol.


Curd Rice Recipe - Thayir Sadam - Bagala Bath Recipe

To make curd rice, mix some salt to the curd and mix well. Mix the rice well in this. I don't like mashing up the rice so I leave it whole. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal and red chillies. Let it cool and then add to the rice mixture. Chop some coriander leaves finely and mix it well with this. (I prefer coriander leaves to curry leaves in my curd rice). Finally, top it off with some pomegranate seeds and mix well before serving. I served it with some chow-chow sambhar (recipe coming soon!)

Curd Rice Recipe - Thayir Sadam - Bagala Bath Recipe

Curd Rice Recipe - Thayir Sadam - Bagala Bath Recipe

This one is straight out of camera.
I held the bowl in one hand and clicked with the other!