Curd Rice (Mosaranna)

Curd Rice (Mosaranna)

For us South Indians, the most comforting food ever is curd rice or mosaranna(In Kannada). Curd plays a vital role in our daily diet, so much so that a meal is not considered complete without eating curd at the end of our meal. It’s like dessert for us, and no, I am not exaggerating!! If you are a south Indian reading this, I know you would agree! 🙂

Curd rice is made with curd or plain yogurt and rice and tempered with spices. It’s so mild and light on the stomach that you could have it during any time of the day. For my family, this is our regular Sunday dinner (Apart from eating curd/ yogurt every day) – it’s so mild and light that it feels like curd rice preps for our stomach for the week ahead, lol.

Continue reading to know how to make this easy-peasy, comforting meal – curd rice.


Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 – 3 Servings


1 cup cooked rice, slightly mashed
3/4 cup plain yogurt/ curd
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal
1/2 teaspoon chana dal
4-5 curry leaves
1 green chili, chopped (optional)
3-4 tablespoons of red onion, chopped
Salt to taste


Add mashed rice, yogurt, and salt into a large mixing bowl and combine well. You can add water if necessary to adjust the consistency, combine and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to pop and sizzle. Then add urad and chana dal and fry on low heat until they are golden brown. Then add curry leaves, green chilies and onion and sauté until onion translucent. Turn off and add this tadka into the curd rice bowl and give it a good mix.

Serve right away or chilled. Enjoy!

Curd rice


  • Add salt and green chilies according to your taste.
  • You can serve curd rice with your choice of pickles for best taste.

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Happy cooking and happy eating <3

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