THAIR SADAM - CURD RICE - SECOND TO NONE SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL in south- the last item of the elaborate lunch or supper meal in south is to have a pyramid of cooked rice -lukewarm - over which in instalments, add few times of ladle of buttermilk (churned and diluted curd) and squeeze rice with dash of salt for a while and then for touch take vadumanga ( baby raw mango soaked in salt and mirchi powder preserved in ceramic jars) or lemon pickle or narthangai . But curd rice in ready to eat form - preparation is different. U tube floods you with nitty gritty of making it. If curd or buttermilk is not taken as last item in my meal, throughout day me & my ilk would feel "out of order" throughout the day or and night and would remain glum & sad as if lost some treasure in life. My mood could be between terrible and monotony and tend to turn dim witted or and wilted. @iyerviji had posted last year about this curd bath in detail and how it was always a part of her food parcel or packet during her rail journeys. She did write highlighting outlining intricacies in making thadka for curd bath. I could not think of any better topic other than this today and so I thought of this easy item as topic for today. Here is a link to enjoy dancing recipe carrying curd bath and its platitudes.