Apple curd rice is yet another curd base recipe. We have already published a series of curd rice recipes on our youtube channel. I would request you to watch those videos if not. And also, subscribe to our channel for new recipes every day.
So, we have different variants of curd and rice recipes, as I said above. And today am gonna share the delicious apple curd rice recipe with you.
This recipe is a fusion of dairy products with fruits. Furthermore, the fusion mixture is tempered using common spices. In short, fruits, nuts, spices, herbs and curd all mixed well and BAM! Your apple curd rice is ready to serve.
What exactly we do with curd, rice, fruits & spices?
First thing first, this recipe is a side dish as well as a condiment. On top of it, it is also a dessert that is mildly sweet and healthy.
Yup, it’s healthy because there’s no cheese, maida (all-purpose flour), extra butter, etc., in it. Either have it in morning breakfast or with evening tea. You can also pack the same in office or school lunch boxes.
Everything’s fair in love, war & apple curd rice.🤩 (Okay, I know it’s a lousy joke still bear with me 🤣)
Back to the recipe now.
The best part about apple curd rice is it’s easy to make. Even an amateur cook (like my elder son emoji) can make. Having said this, let’s prove that a novice can make this recipe. We will start with the ingredient list.
Apple Curd Rice Ingredients
The list is easy, and I have used regular ingredients. I have repeatedly said this and telling it once again. See, if you have to rundown for ingredients, it will become tedious to cook.
Although I believe that a specific recipe requires exclusive items, I do, but if that’s the case, then it’s not the apple curd rice. It’s something else. Let me show you the items now.
Salt, cooking oil, black mustard, cumin seeds, black pepper, dry red chilli, green chilli, curry leaves and chat masala. All these readily available in your kitchen. You can skip either green chilli or dry red chilli.
Like I said above, there are no out of box items used in apple curd rice. Every single item is in your kitchen.
Milk & Curd
Curd is the base ingredient, whereas milk adds smoothness. You can skip milk but keeping it will benefit the texture at large. Don’t use hung curd. It has less moisture and is also solid. The bottom line is any curd will do except the khatta dahi.
Soak rice beforehand. You can also use cooked rice. Doing this will save you time. Moreover, rice is also our base ingredient.
Rice brand or type doesn’t matter here because we are not making biryani. Use the plain rice that you have in the kitchen. That’s it.
Lentils (Urad Dal & Daliya)
Items like peanuts, cashews, urad dal, chana dal, daliya, etc., are popular ingredients in tadka. Especially in the northern regions, they have this unique style of tempering. I often do this and urge you to the same. You won’t regret the nutty flavour.
Since we are making apple curd rice, hence apple is inevitable. Above all, it is our star ingredient. Nothing much to say about using apple here. Add as per your taste.
My daughter’s kids prefer sweet taste. Hence, a little sugar will give a mild sweet taste. This is the reason why children will love it.
Pour water as required. Rest everything is sorted. Ingredients are done and now let’s check out some interesting facts.
Your Apple Curd Rice is:
- A fusion mixture of dairy items with fresh fruits.
- 100% guilt-free breakfast. Anyone can have it.
- An evening snack as well as morning breakfast too.
- Easy to cook. It’s hassle-free—no complex procedures.
The bottom line is – apple curd rice is a fatafat, jhatpat & chatakedar dish.
The secret to making the tastiest apple curd rice
Boil rice and allow it to cool down. Mix rice, curd & apple separately in a clean bowl. By doing this, the curd will not cuddle & become watery. Make tadka in a separate pan. Once the tadka is ready, allow it to cool down from hot to warm.
Once everything thing is in the bowl, gently combine the mixture. Avoid mixing rigorously. Just cut, fold & combine. That’s it. Okay, let me tell you what will happen if you don’t follow the above process.
What happens if you add curd to the hot mixture?
Adding apple curd rice mixture to a hot pan or kadhai will destroy the texture. The curd will heat and react with other items. Soon it will start boiling and release water, making it look like Gujarati kadhi. Hence, don’t do this.
There’s a process you need to follow, and it is there for a reason. I hope you got my point.
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