Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Curd rice with Gerber garden tomato crunches

After an eventful 2 months of potty training, here I am proud as ever with a diaper/training-pant free toddler running always to his potty to pee with very minimal accidents of course!
To new mammas out there thinking of potty training.. let me tell you: Think huge, you are thinking perseverance.
I will soon be describing all about it ..including the first 911 call of our lives!
How Omy's dexterity evaded an open encounter with 3 fire truck men! Wait for it....

Now to the curd rice..The easy, tasty, comforting pot meal Omy loves...
I think kids and yogurt are made for each other, its rich in calcium, helps to replace ice cream, and the fact that it reduces the spice level when combined with curries and the smooth texture it adds up to any dish makes it perfect!

1    cup cooked rice
1    cup yogurt (whole milk or fat free)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt 
1    tbsp ghee or butter 
1    tsp mustard seeds
1    tsp urad dal 
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
A   pinch of hing
1    dry red chilly
1/2 tsp green chilly(optional)
3-4 curry leaves
1    tbsp grated ginger
2    tbsp pomegranate seeds or tender raw mango peices or grated carrots,
       Gerber Graduates lil' crunches Garden tomato - to garnish..Optional

Mix rice, yogurt, sour cream and salt in a bowl.
Heat oil, and after mustards splutter, add urad dal. As they turn light brown, add cumin, curry leaves, red chilly, green chilly, hing and ginger. Saute and turn off the heat.
Once its cool, mix this with the rice in the bowl.

I normally top it up with grated carrots and Gerber Garden tomato crunches. Yummmmm....
I have so gotten used to post a pic of my lil' one in every again here it goes..


  1. Thats such a lovely pic of Ur son ...I love curd rice its such a comfort food!

  2. I love curd rice !! Nice comfort food !! loved ur son pic !!

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  3. Curd rice, sure is such a comfort food for kids.Rice indeed looks tempting.Waiting to hear your adventures in the next post.

  4. Yummy rice...comfort food for me...
    Waiting eagerly for the next adventures post...
    Hey since you recently experienced I have a question??If you have faced this prob pls share..
    How to make my 14 mnts kid eat food..
    He takes the food into his mouth and then spits it out...esp lunch, dinner, brkfast...I am having a tough time with him now..and sure in future too...all ideas are tried...

  5. Reshmi,
    I have been there dear! I totally understand your situation! I have a post about it ''. Hope it helps, but let me tell you, from my experience I understand that they will eat only if they want to, its just a matter of time.
    Cheer up!

  6. Rachu, this look delicious. Curd rice is one of my favorites. Actually an easy dish on a lazy day.. :) Eagerly waitng for Omy's adventures...

  7. hey Rachu...First time on your blog..Your son is such a sweetheart...Like the recipes and the way you relate them with your son....Happy to join you dear..Do visit me at

  8. Not even picky eaters will say no to this succulent dish. Awaiting your next post.

  9. waiting to hear all about it rachu :)...
    Rice looks yumm!!! nice pic of the kido!!

  10. hmm... wonder what firemen have to do with potty training... a few scenarios went through my head but none convincing enough... lol... thanks for you concern dear, I was just MIA for a little while you know how life gets in the way sometimes... but anyway I am back now.


  11. ohh.. Omy became a big boy...his eyes are really cute :)
    Curd rice looks super delicious.. i was thinking of making this yesterday.. snap is too good :0

  12. Hey dear, haven't seen you around. Just checking up on you, hope everything is ok.

  13. Hey Rachu, Yummy and Easy ...hopefully my toddler would like it too...Your son looks handsome :)


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