Jun 3, 2008

Recipe - Dadhojanam (Dahi ke chawal)

Yogurt rice


Yogurt rice is very pacifying to the body, when eaten in summer. Adding seasoning to it makes it aromatic and appealing. Adding lemon pickle in the side gives happiness to the mental health ;-)

Yogurt rice is a typical south indian dish. In andhra pradesh yogurt rice is called as "dadhojanam". Yogurt rice reminds me of Indian temples, where yogurt rice is served as prasad after offering to the lord. The best flavor and test comes out of the rice when yogurt rice is prepared half hour to one hour before serving time.


  • Rice - 1 cup (uncooked)
  • Yogurt/Curd - 4 cups
  • Ginger - 2 tablespoons (grated)
  • Green chillies - 4 medium size (chopped)
  • Salt - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon


  • Chana dal - 1 table spoon
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Dry red chilli - 1 long( 3 pieces)
  • Curry leaves - 1 stalk
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon


Wash rice, add 2 cups of water with 1/2 teaspoon salt and one teaspoon of oil. Cook the rice separately and set it aside.


Preheat oil in a wok/kadai at medium high temperature. Add chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let the seeds splutter, add grated ginger, green chilies, dried red chilli, and curry leaves. Sautee them well.


Mix yogurt with cooked rice and the seasoning. Mix well, set it aside for 30 minutes to one hour to let the yogurt seep/soak in the rice for more flavor.

Serve with lemon pickle or any spicy pickle in the side.

Preparation time : 20 - 30 minutes
#Servings: 2 - 4


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Devaki said...

Sounds like a nice innovative way to make curd rice... which I normally avoid because of its plain flavour. This one sounds tasty though... thanks!

delhibelle said...

looks so nourishing and delicious!

TS said...

beautiful.....and of course, so good for the body, I love a hot pickle on the side.

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