I literally survive on curd rice most of my summer days every year. Curd rice recipe is one of the best and comforting food for the tummy, you wouldn’t want anything else to eat during hot summer days.
Can you imagine Indian cuisine without dairy products like curd, condensed milk, fresh cream, milk? A variety of these dairy products are indigenous and most important part of Indian cuisine. Image a kheer without milk!? Well, that won’t be called kheer right? Exactly!
Do you think your favorite dal makhani will taste exactly like the way it should if you did not add ghee, curd and cream to it?! You could get away with no-onion no garlic dal makhani, but definitely won’t be able to create a dish even close to dal makhani if it did not have all the dairy products in it. And we haven’t even spoken about Indian sweets yet, which primarily comprised of sugar, milk, and khoya (a dairy product widely used in Indian cuisine, similar to dense ricotta).
Aren’t you drooling right now just by reading the names of all your favorite recipes?
What is Lactose Intolerance?
Lactose intolerance(LI) or lactase deficiency, is a common problem that occurs when the body cannot digest lactose, a natural sugar found in dairy products and milk.
Lactose intolerance is generally not dangerous, but it can cause unpleasant symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, bloating, and gas.
How to deal with lactose intolerance?
Avoidance is the best treatment for lactose intolerance, but you need to be sure to get enough calcium in your diet.
But unfortunately some people who has been diagnosed with a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, it can mean a major diet change not just for the person who is lactose intolerance but for the entire family. Taking off your focus from diary products can be really difficult, especially for children.
It’s a bummer not to have ice creams, chocolates, sweets, cheese and even curd.
Why did I choose Epigamia artisanal curd?
For 2 main reasons.
First – it’s made of pure cow’s milk (best for my kids)
Second – It’s lactose free (wanted to try it for a friend of mine)
My friend G’s daughter is LI and she has been struggling to get her kid eat lactose free food like tofu and soy milk. G mentioned once to me that her daughter doesn’t call tofu or soy milk as food. Instead, she calls it medicine and she has to be force fed just to ensure she is no calcium deficient. Calcium is so important for all of us especially growing kids.
Her daughter also loooves curd, but poor thing she can’t eat it. G takes her daughter away when there are a bunch of kids enjoying a good slice of pizza or ice cream in a party.
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Recently I saw Epigamia Artisanal Curd that is made from pure cow’s milk in a super market. I picked it up immediately to it a try , I give my kids pure cow’s milk products only. The good news is Epigamia artisanal curd is lactose free curd which is carefully curated and set with enhanced efficacy of Probiotics, contains good fat. I wanted to introduce curd to G’s daughter.
So what did I do with this Epigamia artisanal curd? Simple. I made my kids favorite and G’s kid favorite curd rice( I added just curd and no milk when I made for G’s daughter). Who doesn’t like curd rice recipe right?!
My kids I knew would definitely love it. But I wanted to see how G’s kid would react to it. Thank god. She did not have any reactions. She ate the full bowl of curd rice and was so happy. I could see the joy in her face after getting a chance to eat her favorite food.
Epigamia artisanal curd is definitely a true blessing for all lactose intolerance people.
How to make curd rice?
Can you guys feel it? The heat! Summer is already here, well almost. I’m tossing and turning all over my bed in the night. The heat is making me uncomfortable. With heat comes bad tummy problems. I literally survive on curd rice most of my summer days every year. Curd rice recipe is so soothing and comforting for the tummy, you wouldn’t want anything else to eat during hot summer days.
Sweltering heat = less time in kitchen. It’s so hard some days to stand near stove and cook an elaborate meal. Simple curd rice and potato roast to go on the side will do.
Mix well cooked rice with curd(yogurt) and milk. Add salt to taste. And finally stir in the tempered items. As optional step add fruits like pomegranate seeds and green grapes. Fresh fruits does make curd rice taste extra delicious.
Watch curd rice recipe video here
I literally survive on curd rice most of my summer days every year. Curd rice is so soothing and comforting for the tummy, you wouldn’t want anything else to eat during hot summer days.
- 1 cup cooked raw rice
- 1 cup thick chilled curd
- 3/4 cup milk, chilled
- Salt to taste
- Pomegranate seeds for garnish (optional)
- Green grapes for garnish (optional, I skipped)
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon urad dal
- 4 dried red chilies
- 1 sprig curry leaf
Cook 1 cup raw rice in 2 ¾ cup water. Rice should be mushy and cooked very well. Once rice is cook, mash it well and keep aside to cool.
Heat oil in a small pan. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add cumin seeds, urad dal. Once urad dal turns golden brown thrown in dried red chilies and curry leaves. Turn off flame immediately.
Once rice is cooled down add curd, milk and salt to taste. Mix well.
Add the tempered items and give a gently mix. Add more curd or milk if you find curd rice is too thick. Finally stir in pomegranate seeds, give a gentle mix. Serve immediately with potato roast on the side along with pickle.
This recipe works best with rice cooked well and that is mushy. If using left over rice, make sure to cook again in extra water for few more minutes and mash it well.
Make sure rice is cooled down, chilled curd.
If making for someone who is lactose intolerance please make sure you use lactose free curd and skip the milk in the recipe.
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Thanks to Epigamia Yogurt for introducing pure cow’s milk, lactose free curd and for sponsoring this post!