Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yogurt Rice/Dahi Chawal

Yogurt Rice, I prefer to call the traditional name 'Dahi Chawal' is a great comfort food. Though it is not common among Bengali's to eat Dahi Chawal, I have always loved this South Indian Dish. It is a very quick recipe typically when you use left over cooked rice. I mostly make this and pack for my better half's lunch box served with Achar (Indian Pickle).


Ingredients: Yogurt Rice/Dahi Chawal
  • 1 cup Cooked Rice
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Peanuts (Salted or Unsalted)
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Whole Dried Red Chilli
  • Pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Green Chilli
  • Ginger (optional) 


Mix the cooked rice with Yogurt, Milk, Salt and very little sugar according to your taste and keep it aside. For tempering, heat oil in a pan, add the Cumin, Mustard seeds, Red Chilli, pinch of Asafoetida and let them splutter. Then add the Chana Dal, Urad Dal and the Peanuts and stir fry them lightly. Add the sliced Ginger, chopped Green Chillies, Cilantro and pour this over the Yogurt Rice and mix well. Serve the Yogurt Rice/Dahi Chawal with spicy Achar (Indian Pickle).

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