Saturday, July 31, 2010

Curd Rice/Daddojanam

The months of December and January(mid dec to mid jan actually) are of utmost importance to people who perform the "Dhanurmasam Vratam".

                             This is one of the most popular "Naivedyam" offer to the Lord during this month .One of which is made of curd,rice and spices-Daddyojanam/Daddojanam/Curd rice.

  • Home made Yogurt/Curd-2cups
  • Pepper (whole)-1tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Dry ginger powdered-1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  •  Oil-1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves-6
  • Red chillies-2
  • Asafoetida Powder-a pinch
  • Channa dal/Bengal gram-1/2 tsp (Optional)
  • Split Urad dal/Black gram-1/2 tsp(Optional)
  • Turmeric-a pinch
  • Cilantro leaves-a few handful  to garnish
  • Mix the curd and rice with some salt according to the taste in a big bowl or vessel and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a hard bottomed vessel.
  • Add Mustard seeds and pepper.
  • Once the mustard splutter,add the dry ginger powder(sonti),red chillies,urad and chana dal.
  • Then add the curry leaves,asafoetida powder and turmeric.    
  • Mix the above tempering with curd rice that was kept aside .
  • Garnish with Cilantro leaves and serve it.     
  • Add grated carrot also for garnish and to taste better.          

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