Curd Rice, Chettinad Urulai Fry/Chettinad Potato Roast and Oats Halwa – PJ’s Virtual Baby Shower Part 2

This is the Extension of the Previous Post, Since i made 6 Dishes from her blog, i wanted to do it as two post. 

Curd Rice
1 Cup Cooked Rice
1/2 Cup Curd/Whisked Yogurt 
1 Green Chilli, chopped
Curry leaves a few
1 tbsp Fresh Pomegranate Seeds, for garnishing
1/2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
hing a pinch
Salt to taste

  • Take Rice in a bowl, Add yogurt and mix well. The Rice should be little mushy for a good taste, So try to mash the rice a bit with the back of a laddle.
  • Heat oil, Splutter mustard seeds, add green chilli, curry leaves and hing and pour it over the curd rice.
  • Add salt and Garnish with pomegranate seeds and Serve.

Note:Add a mix of milk and yogurt to avoid the sour taste of curd rice, if taking it for long journey.

Chettinad Urulai Fry/Chettinad Potato Fry
2 Large Potatoes
1 Onion,chopped
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Curry leaves a few
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil

To Grind
Urad dhal-1 teaspoon
Peppercorns-1 teaspoon
Red chillies-2
  • Peel,cube  and boil potatoes till 80% done.Drain Completely.
  • Dry roast the ingredients under ‘To Grind’ and grind them to fine powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard, add curry leaves and onions, saute till translucent.
  • Put in the potato cubes and stir gently. Add salt and the masala powder and mix well so the masala’s coat well.
  • Keep the flame simmer and Cook until crisp.
  • Remove from heat and serve as a side dish with rice dishes

Oats Halwa

1 Cup Oats
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
Cinnamon a large pinch
2 tbsp Ghee
  • Powder the Oats in a Mixer.
  • In a Non-stick pan, Add Water and stir in the oats powder and mix well without any lumps.
  • Let the mixture cook in a very slow flame.
  • When the mixture starts thickening, add sugar, cinnamon and mix well. Keep stirring.
  • When the mixture has absorbed all the water, add ghee and stir well. 
  • When it starts leaving the sides of the pan, take it off the stove and garnish with roasted nuts and Serve Warm.