Daddojanam - Curd Rice with Flattened rice (Atukulu)

Flattened rice are called Atukulu in telugu. This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across Nepal, India and Banglaadesh and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in a variety of Indian cuisine styles, some even for long-term consumption of a week or more. It is known by a variety of names: Poha (Click here for poha recipe)  or Pauwa in Hindi, Pohe in MarathiChindé in BengaliChira in AssamesePhovu in KonkaniChudaa in Oriya,Atukula ponai in parts of Bihar and Jharkhand Pauaa/Paunva in Gujarat, and Chiura  in NepalBhojpur and Chhattisgarh.

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Daddojanam- Yoghurt rice is a very traditional rice recipe in southern parts of India. It is served as a holy food(prasadam) in almost all the temples. World famous richest Temple Tirumala tirupathi offers this as one of the food to God and give this food as holy food to the devotees. I personally love this prasadam. Coming to the recipe.
Curd/Youghurt-100grms/1 cup
Flattened rice/poha/Atukulu-1 cup
Carrot grated finely-1/4cup
Cucumber(kheera)-grated finaly-1/4cup
Onions finaly chopped-1/4cup
For seasoning/tempering:
Cumin seeds-1/2ts+1/2ts
Mustard seeds-1/2ts
Chana dal-1/2ts
Toor dal-1/2ts
Ginger-1/2 inch
Green chili-1 or 2 depending on how much hot you want
Salt to taste
vegetable oil-2ts
red chili-1

Note: In temples they do not use onion, cucumber, green chili & carrot. They use Black peppers instead of green chili. You can prepare the same dish with cooked rice as well.

Take a bowl and toss in curd, flattened rice, cucumber, carrot, onions $ salt to taste one by one and mix well. Add 1/2 cup water if you wish. Now keep this mixture aside. 

Take green chili+1/2ts cumin seeds+ ginger and grind it into a fine paste with hand grinder. Now prepare seasoning, for seasoning heat 2ts of oil in a pan and add cumin seeds & mustard seeds. Wait until they splatter the add chan dal & toor dal wait until they turn golden brown. Add Red chili  & green chili+cumin+ginger paste and saute until raw flavor vanishes.

 Add this seasoning to the curd mixture and mix well.

 Refrigerate it for atleast 30min. Now the Yummy daddojanam is ready to serve. 

Hope you like my recipe.


  1. Thank you for the background! I've never tried this before, but anything with rice and yogurt, I'm in! I love it!

  2. This looks so super delicious.

  3. Using flatten rice is new to me...looks yummy

  4. wow so easy and yummy...u know i love yogurt and this just sounds amazing

  5. I've never heard of this before...Looks yummy...A comfy food for summer

  6. Using flatten rice for curd rice s soo interesting and sounds gr8..looks droolworthy..

  7. adding cucumber is really interesting n healthy...will try it yummy curd rice...bowl looks very nice!

  8. Simple and healthy dish...

  9. Looks yummy .. never used aval for curd rice.

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  10. hey DD...i love curd rice me its like one of the best comfort food....:)...nice recipe...

  11. What a great recipe!! Simple n yummy

  12. curd rice with poha ,looking nice, never tried this combo

  13. This yogurt rice looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is indeed new to me! oh, and how adorable is that heart shape bowl!!

  15. Healthy and it

  16. Super yummy, I love how you have done it with atukulu :)

  17. Love your recipes! I've only found two restaurants that serve great Indian food and they are both about 1 hour away.
    Looking forward to trying some of these recipes!
    Thank you for sharing!!!
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