Curd Rice and Some Garnishing Tips

We are entering into the 4 th week of Blogging Marathon and the theme is Miscellaneous and supposed to share some kitchen basics,crafts and garnishing.
Today I am sharing a very simple and comforting food apt for summer and some garnishing tips to make the food more appealing.
Friends I am not a professional food stylist,here I am sharing you the garnishing which I do it to take a decent photos.
I always feel a simple food looks more gorgeous and tempting with garnishing..Now off to the recipe......

Raw rice/Pacharisi1cup
Green chilly(finely chopped)2no.
Red chilly/varamilagai 1no.
Ginger/Inji(finely chopped)1tsp
Raw mango/maangai(finely chopped)2tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)1tsp
Curry leaves(chopped)1 sprig
Mustard seeds1/2tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama generous pinch
Saltto taste

  1. Cook the rice in a pressure cooker with 21/2 cups of water for 3-4 whistles.The rice should be soft and mushy. 
  2. Mash the cooked rice with the ladle and add the salt,milk and to it,mix it well. 
  3. Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering with mustard seeds then add the red and green chillies,asafoetida,curry leaves and corianader leaves. 
  4. Finally add the ginger and raw mango stir it once and put off the fire. 
  5. Add this to the rice and mix it well till everything blends. 
  6. Garnish it with grated carrot and fried curd chilly. 
  7. Serve it with pickle. 

How to Garnish

Things needed for garnishing

Ripe red chilly-1no.
Green chilly-1no.
Coriander Stem/stalk-2nos.
Coriander leaves-few
Raw mango slice-1no.


Take the coriander stems and take out the leaves and keep it aside.Now remove the stalk of the chilly carefully and insert a tooth pick in the bottom and remove it.In the hole carefully insert the coriander stem and set it aside.

Now take the mango and peel the skin with the peeler and with the help of the peeler,peel the mango to two inch slice.

Now carefully with the help of scissors cut the mango slice to a leaf shape,then make small slits in the end of both sides.Arrange this on a plate as shown.

Keep the curd rice in a bowl and place it on the plate on the other side of the plate.

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Wow..Nalini, this is so beautiful..simplicity at its that garnish too good.

Such a cute and pretty attractive garnish, simple yet beautiful..Btw curd rice looks fabulous.

Wow! Beautiful they look. Awesome.

Comfort food.. The garnishing looks beautiful!

Nalini your props are so are so talented!

that is so cute!!! very nice tips.. thanks for sharing..
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Yummy curd rice.. Thanks for the garnishing tips.

I love this chili creativity

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