Friday, September 18, 2009

Scenic Curd Rice Flakes

I'm proud to Christine 'Scenic Curd Rice Flakes' as the name of this recipe that I prepared y'day. Its quite easy to prepare and I'm sure many would have already tried and posted the recipe in their blog. We most of the time go blank when the question of 'what to prepare for dinner?' arises in our mind. I was in the same state y'day. I didn't know what to prepare and also was so lazy to cook. But I couldn't skip dinner and my poor little things(daughter and her dad) would also starve. So the idea of preparing curd semiya popped up. Searched for them in the cabinet and to my utter disappointment there was very little quantity in the pack. Hmmmmm...oh..not curd rice again....:(. I found the aval pack smiling at me. Grabbed them to prepare thayir aval. I do this decoration for most of the potlucks that we go. So thought I would do the same to make myself energetic.

Here's the recipe


Rice Flakes (soaked in butter milk or water) - 1 cup
Curd/Yogurt - 2 cups
Salt - as required

For Seasoning/Decorating:

Mustard - 1 tbsp
Channa Dhal - 2 tbsp
Split Urad Dhal - 2 tbsp
Green Chilli - 2 nos
Fried More Milagai
(Fried curd chilli - sorry I don't know the actual name:)) -4 nos(optional)
Cashews  -as required
Curry leaves - as required
Coriander leaves -  as required
Pomogranate - as required
Grapes(green or red) - as required
oil/ghee - for frying the above.


1.Wash the rice flakes really well as its sure to have sand in them. Soak the rice flakes in water or buttermilk(such that the water/buttermilk is right above the rice flakes) for an hr.
2.Add salt,curd to the soaked rice flakes(for 1 cup of soaked rice flakes 2 cups of curd/yogurt).
3.Heat oil/ghee in a pan and fry the cashews, keep this aside.
4.Fry the channa dhal until golden brown and keep this aside.
5.Fry urad dhal in the left over oil till golden brown,drain this.
6.Add mustard in the end and allow it to splutter. Add this mustard to the curd aval and mix well.
7.Pour the curd aval in a rectangular container and decorate it as shown.
8.Leave the mixing to the guests.
Note: U can be creative and pour in your own ideas:)

If u have trouble recognising the decoration the following would help...:)

Ground(basement) - urad dhal
Tree trunk(left side) - channa dhal
Leaves of the tree - curry leaves
Fruits of the tree - grapes, some has fallen on the ground
Plants - coriander leaves
flowers - pomegranate
green chilli - sprouts on the ground
butterfly or a bird - more milagai trunk and cashews are the wings.

This dish is participating in 'Garnish the dish' event organised by Innovative In-Laws


  1. Ammu's said...
    The garnish is lovely...
    Rohini said...
    That was an awesome garnish dear!! Hearty congratulations on your success at the "Garnish the Dish" event!!
    You have a lovely blog out there!! Following you :)
    Gethan said...
    Thank You So much Ammu and Rohini
    Sanjana said...
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