Probiotic Rich Curd Rice (Butti)

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Mar. 07, 2013

What do you prepare when you have nothing but left over rice at home and kids are super hungry? Curd rice is the ultimate quick fix for all such situations that a busy mother faces. A South Indian traditional dish that can be a main course, side dish, starter, anything. And above all filled with proteins and probiotics(from the yogurt). Who needs Probiotic supplements when you have curd rice on your plate.


Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cooked
Yogurt 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (Adjust the quantity if desired)
Milk 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
Salt To Taste
Mustard seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Udad 1/4 Teaspoon (For Tempering)
Chana dal 1/4 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1 Pinch
Curry leaves 5 (For Tempering)
Dry red chillies 1 , broken into 2
Oil 2 Teaspoon (For Tempering)
Pomegranate seeds To Taste (For Garnishing) (Optional)
Cucumber 1 Tablespoon , chopped (For Garnishing) (Optional)
Coriander 1 Teaspoon (For Garnishing)


Mix cooked rice (I prefer hot freshly cooked rice, but you can use left over rice as well) with yogurt and milk (the milk will prevent the curd rice from going sour).

Add salt as per your taste.

For Tempering:

Heat oil and roast the mustard, udad dal, chana dal, asafeotida, dry red chili, and curry leaves.

For serving

Add the tempering on the curd rice.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. If you want a more colorful dish you can add some pomegranate seeds and chopped cucumbers as well.

Serve with some lemon or mango pickle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 300Calories from Fat 52

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 162 mg6.75%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet