How to make curd or dahi at home (thick curd recipe)


curd or dahi

curd or dahi, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of curd or dahi by parveen will definitely help you in its preparation. The curd or dahi can be prepared within 08 hour. The time taken for cooking curd or dahi is 20 mins. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 3 people. The recipe details out how to make curd or dahi step by step. The detailed explanation makes curd or dahi so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for curd or dahi can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of curd or dahi from indianhealthyrecipe.
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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • 1 liter full fat milk (whole milk)
  • 1 tsp of curd or dahi or yogurt as starter (increase to ¾ to 1 tbsp. if it is gelatin based or you are making this in winters)
  • 1 broken red chili (optional)

How to make the recipe

  1. Rinse a pot or handi well. Pour milk and bring it to boil on a medium to low flame.
  2. To get thick curd, Simmer the milk for 15 mins on a very low flame. Keep stirring else the milk will get burnt and smell bad. This step is to get a very thick curd. You can skip this if you are ok to have a moderately thick yogurt.
  3. Allow the milk to cool down. If you are intending to use a curd culture that has come down to room temperature, then allow the boiled milk to come down to luke warm temp. But if you are using the culture directly from the fridge, then the temperature of the milk must be mildly warmer than the luke warm. Immerse your finger and check.
  4. Add a tsp of yogurt to the milk and stir well. Cover & move the bowl to a warm place. Allow it to set for 6 to 10 hrs depending on the climate.If you wish to set the curd well, you can break a red chili and drop it in the milk. it is optional and does not make the dahi spicy or hot

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