Yoghurt rice

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By Christine Manfield

Published 1999

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Also known as curd rice, yoghurt rice is a popular accompaniment to the fiery, spicy food of Madras, as it is considered to be cooling for the body.


  • 500 ml water
  • 250 g basmati rice, washed
  • 1 teaspoon


  1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan, then add rice and salt and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is cooked and has absorbed all liquid.
  2. Melt ghee in a frying pan and fry mustard seeds over moderately high heat until they pop. Add asafoetida, chilli and ginger and fry briefly until aromatic.
  3. Stir in yoghurt over low heat until w