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Barbie Curd Rice: A Vibrant Beetroot Twist on Classic Curd Rice

Curd rice, a beloved dish in South India, is not only comforting but also a perfect coolant for the scorching summer days. The addition of beetroot not only gives it a beautiful pink hue, earning it the nickname “Barbie Curd,” but also enhances its nutritional value. Beetroot is rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients, which aid in detoxification and boost overall health. Curd, being a probiotic, improves digestion and keeps the gut healthy.

Combining these ingredients makes for a delicious and refreshing meal that helps beat the heat. Enjoy this vibrant twist on the classic curd rice to stay cool and nourished this summer. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey filled with flavors and colors as we present to you the enchanting “Barbie Curd Rice”!


Boiled rice
Creamy curd (yogurt)
Grated beetroot
Roasted peanuts and cashews
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt, to taste
Tadka (tempering):
Curry leaves
Rai (mustard seeds)
Whole red chillies


In a big mixing bowl, take a generous amount of creamy curd (yogurt). The tangy goodness of curd is going to bring out the flavors of this dish beautifully. Add the vibrant grated beetroot to the curd. This is where the “Barbie” charm comes in, infusing the dish with a splash of lovely pink. Season the mixture with a pinch of salt. Remember, balance is key!

Start by preparing the tadka: In a small pan, heat a tablespoon of oil. Add the rai (mustard seeds) and allow them to crackle. Toss in the whole red chillies and curry leaves. Let them sizzle for a moment until fragrant.

Gently fold in the perfectly cooked boiled rice. The rice will absorb the flavors of curd and beetroot, creating a harmony of tastes and textures. Pour the prepared tadka over the curd rice. The crackling spices and aromatic curry leaves will elevate the dish to new heights.

Now, it’s time to add a delightful crunch! Sprinkle roasted peanuts and cashews generously over the top.

Finally, add a handful of fresh coriander leaves to enhance the freshness and add a burst of color.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve this beautiful “Barbie Curd Rice” on a plate and admire the magical blend of colors and textures. The vibrant pink from the beetroot, the golden crunch of nuts, and the lush green of coriander create a stunning visual treat.

Elevate your dining experience and surprise your taste buds with our Barbie Curd Rice. A delicious and visually captivating dish that’s perfect for special occasions or whenever you want to indulge in something delightful.

We hope you enjoy making and savoring this delightful Barbie Curd Rice with a beetroot twist. It’s not just a feast for the eyes, but also a nutritious and refreshing dish perfect for summer days. Give this colorful and healthy recipe a try and let us know how it turned out for you. We’d love to hear your feedback and any variations you might have added. happy cooking! 🍽🌈

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