Indian Curd Rice

Indian Curd Rice

Indian Curd Rice

This creamy spiced rice is a staple dish of the Pongal harvest festival in Southern India.Ingalls Photography

Given that rice is grown throughout southern India, it makes sense that there are so many variations on how to serve it. A staple dish of the January harvest festival known as Pongal, this creamy spiced rice is seasoned with curry leaves, mustard seeds, chiles, and ginger. It first appeared as part of the digital edition of our August/September 2014 special India issue.