Curd rice (mosaranna) recipe.
This dish has so many childhood memories and is very close to my heart. Mosaru means yogurt and anna mean rice in Kannada. For a Kannadiga, the meal is complete without mosaranna. A plate of mosaranna can brighten up a dull day for me like no other. Mosaranna is also an important part of festivals and celebrations too.
In India, curd actually refers to unsweetened yogurt. Making yogurt at home is a ritual in most south Indian households. Yogurt is a part of our breakfast, lunch, dinner, and lunch boxes too. Be it summer or winter, this is an important part of our daily food. Making yogurt at home is the best option as it has all the good bacteria and probiotics intact. Store-bought yogurt may be easy and convenient but can never match the quality and taste of homemade yogurt. Once you start making yogurt at home you will never want to go back to the store-bought ones.
The very basic method of making mosaranna is to combine rice and yogurt well and season it with some salt. In this recipe here, I am mixing it with a simple tempering and adding carrots, coconut and pomegranate seeds. Soft-boiled rice mixed with yogurt, a simple tempering, freshly grated coconut, carrots, coriander leaves, and studded with pomegranate seeds is so comforting, you will want to go back to it every day.
Curd rice (mosaranna) is absolute comfort food, without a doubt. Serve it with a spoon of lemon pickle for a perfect meal.
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