Curd Rice (Odia style)


  1. Rice – 1 cup (Arua i.e. raw rice)
  2. Thick curd – 1/2 cup
  3. Ginger – 1/2 inch
  4. Curry leaf – 2 strands
  5. Coriander leaf – 3 tsp chopped
  6. Green chilly – 2
  7. Salt – As per taste


Wash the rice and pressure cook up to one whistle with 2 cups of water and pinch of salt.

Chop the green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves. Finely chop the ginger. In a bowl, mix curd, ginger, salt,chopped leaves and green chilly . Add the cooked rice into it when it’s hot. Add 1/4 cup water as it will soak the water. Keep it covered for some time as it will absorb the nice aroma of leaves and green chilly.

Serve this with any curry or fry.

Note: This dish is prepared in Odisha on the day of Manabasa mostly. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi loves this dish very much.


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