“Why Curdrice?” That’s a good question.
In Tamil Nadu, when someone falls sick, or the weather becomes hot, or for any problem that does not have a ready remedy, people would advice you to eat curd rice.
In Tamil, Curdrice is called thair sadam. That’s also what Iyers are called. How can a dish be attributed to a sect of people? Well that’s another good one.
It’s really complicated and I would love to explain it, but I don’t think I’m quite sure myself. It has something to do with the love that Iyers have for curd rice above all else.
I’ve been called an Iyer and I have been called thairsadam as well.