Chaddi annam | Fermented Rice | How to Make Chaddi Annam

People from the South and the Oriyas have been traditionally used to eating Chaddi Annam for breakfast. This dish is prepared by adding warm milk to cooked rice and adding a few drops of sour buttermilk. Left overnight it will ferment and curdle. It is a healthy breakfast idea.

With the passage of time, the Chaddi Annam habit has been replaced by breakfast items like idli, Dosa and Vada. Actually Chaddi Annam has many benefits, especially for people who live in hot regions like the South.

Buttermilk is called Challa and Annam is rice boiled to a soft consistency. The name Challa Annam became Chaddannam at some point of time. With some regional variations, mostly everyone in the South eat this Chaddannam for breakfast till the recent past..

The recipe is actually quite simple. There is nothing special that I can add. However, just as the name changed, the method of preparing this dish also underwent many changes. That is why I thought I should introduce the older traditional version to you.

You may also like this Recipe Semiya Curd Bath

Go through the tips and you will understand the difference between Curd and Buttermilk.

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• You can use millets or brown rice in place of rice. But take care that the rice/millet is well cooked.


It is said that Curd create heat in the body, and Buttermilk cools the body. Read the comments below to understand why?

• Pour warm milk over rice till the rice is totally immersed. Add a few drops of Buttermilk. Rice will ferment well and become semi solid like Halwa. This rice contains many Bacteria which are beneficial for the stomach. But if mix rice directly with set curds, the body will get heated

• Thick set curds contain Bacteria which cause fermentation. This Bacteria does not allow the food to be digested quickly. This undigestible curd rice reaches the stomach and mixes with the Acids in the Stomach. This produces heat in the body. The purpose of eating Curd Rice gets defeated because it does not give the expected cool comfort to the stomach.

• If we mix water in the curd and prepare buttermilk, this will help in quick digestion. The Bacteria in the Curd get broken down and the food will be digested even before the buttermilk gets fermented.


• If pieces of onion are immersed in milk which has been set for making curds, the onion loses its pungency and also will be crisp enough to bite into. IT is usually eaten with Chaddannam. But you may avoid it if it is not to your taste.

Reasons for Curd getting sour:

• Firstly if the milk is too warm when being set, the curd will turn sour.

• If you add too much of buttermilk to set the curd, the curd may turn sour

• If the Buttermilk added to warm milk is sour to begin with, the curd will turn sour after setting

Chaddi annam | Fermented Rice | How to Make Chaddi Annam - Recipe Video

Chaddi annam | Fermented Rice | How to Make Chaddi Annam

Breakfast Recipes | vegetarian
  • Prep Time 30 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Resting Time 8 hrs
  • Total Time 8 hrs 50 mins
  • Serves 3


  • 1.5 Cup Boiled Rice
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Cup Warm Milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter Milk
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Green Chilli
  • Salt (As Per taste)


  1. Add warm water and milk to cooked rice, mix well, and leave aside.
  2. When the rice milk mixture is lukewarm, add a few drops of Buttermilk, onion and Green Chillies. Mix well, cover and leave overnight.
  3. The rice will be set in the fermented milk due to the Bacteria which are good for the digestive system. Mix salt to taste and enjoy the goodness of Chaddannam.

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