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Darbystone February 13, 2021
The white gram lentils DEFINITELY needed to be cooked first. I should have read the comments before adding to the rice as the video instructed. They did not deliver a healthy crunch, even when cooked to a golden brown, instead they were tooth-breaking. With that minor change, it could be tasty.
Once they soak in the rice overnight they are perfectly softened. No need to cook first, just enable it a day in advance
erunuevo October 2, 2020
Am I missing the end of the recipe? It says how to made the tadka but what next? Mix it all together (with rice and yogurt)? Let it rest at all to marry?
Yes this is missing a step. Her website has the full instructions. I also find it needs to sit overnight for the urad daal to soften.
tyrobinson January 1, 2019
Used this as an excuse to try making yogurt in an instant pot as I was correct to assume I would be exclusively using the product for a savory preparation. Enjoyed the dish on the hottest day of the past summer and was blown away by how satisfying it was! The crispy lentil topping was to me an essential component but I could see how it would be unpleasantly crunchy for some.
Joyce August 4, 2018
I also followed the recipe/video exactly and the urad dal as Kim mentioned were very crunchy, as in too crunchy. I checked the net and see that every recipe for urad dal includes water and cooking them first. BTW I added mango chutney and tamarind paste - great recipe, otherwise!
Seema R. July 26, 2018
One of our favourite ways of eating 'curd rice' is as an accompaniment to a spicy, meaty, main course like a pork vindaloo, Kerala style fried beef with coconut or Kerala style fried chicken. Add in some papad for the crunch and yummy, yummy a lazy weekend lunch sorted. (Runs to kitchen to check pantry) Lol
Kim July 18, 2018
Are the lentils supposed to be cooked? Mine were hard like pebbles in the final dish.
Kristen M. July 18, 2018
I'm sorry to hear this. No, they're not pre-cooked—they should get pleasantly crunchy in the oil, but shouldn't be hard like pebbles. Were they cooked till golden brown like in the video? If they stay somewhat raw, they can be tougher to bite.
Paula A. July 11, 2018
Is there a good veggie substitute for the cucumbers? I can't digest them ( incredibly).
Kristen M. July 11, 2018
Sure, really any vegetable you like—Padma sometimes grates carrot into hers or sizzles green bell pepper with the spices. And when you can find them, pomegranate seeds are perfect.
Panfusine July 12, 2018
sweet peppers (the tiny multi colored ones) - deseeded & diced fine work well too
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