Miss Rathna works for Suresh, and she generously shows me what’s cooking.  She hails from Mysore and especially likes her Karnataka cooking.  Here’s a few photos of Curd Rice.

After cooking some soft, tender rice, Rathna prepared a simple tadka, a fresh hot spiced oil.  Or, ghee in this case.

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Mustard seeds, red chilis and curry leaves are sizzled.

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For the moment the tadka is put to the side.  Then, Rathna takes fresh yogurt (and some milk, don’t tell Suresh!).

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It’s churned. 

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Very simple.  Rice folded with the dairy and the tadka. 

Except that Suresh likes to add his own touch, fresh pomegranate seeds.

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The final plated dish will be featured in a forthcoming post.  And there’s more of this coming.  Thanks Suresh and Rathna!

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