How to Make Yogurt or Curd At Home
<10 min,  Ingredient

How to Make Yogurt Or Curd At Home

Learn how to make yogurt or curd at home with step-by-step pictures. You will need just 2-ingredients to make this rich and creamy homemade yogurt.

How to Make Yogurt or Curd At Home

Yogurt, also known as curd or dahi, is a dairy product that is made by bacterial fermentation of milk. To make yogurt or dahi, yogurt culture or started is mixed into lukewarm milk. Then this is kept undisturbed in a warm place for four to five hours or until it sets completely.

So, you can see it is a really simple process. You won’t be needing any fancy equipment for this recipe. You just need a pot to heat the milk over the stovetop and a bowl to set the yogurt. Though you can also set the yogurt in the same pot in which you boiled the milk.

Tips to make yogurt or curd at home:

  1. Always use a good quality whole or full-fat milk. It will yield a rich, creamy and thick yogurt. If the quality of the milk is not good then the yogurt may become watery or may not set.
  2. You can use any kind of unflavoured curd culture or starter.
  3. Always add the curd culture to lukewarm milk. It should neither be hot nor cold. Otherwise, the yogurt won’t set.
  4. During summers the curd will set within 4-5 hours. And you will require 2 tsp yogurt culture for 4 cups of milk.
  5. During winters you will require 4 tsp yogurt culture for 4 cups of milk and it may take 8-12 hours to set. To speed up the process you can wrap a towel or warm cloth around the bowl.

Prep Time: 2 min | Cook Time: 8 min | Resting Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 10 min (excluding resting time)
Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole or full-fat milk, approximately 1 litre
  • 2 tsp curd or yogurt, should be at room temperature

Cooking Directions:

How to Make Yogurt or Curd At Home

Pour curd in a small bowl and give it a good whisk. Make sure that it is smooth then keep it aside. By doing this we are making sure the curd culture dissolves into the milk uniformly.

Heat milk over a medium-low flame. Bring it to a boil while stirring frequently.

Then turn the flame off and allow it to cool down until it is just warm (lukewarm) to the touch. You can check it by touching the sides of the pot or dipping your clean finger into the milk.

Once it cools down, pour the curd into the milk and stir well.

How to Make Yogurt or Curd At Home

Pour it into a clean bowl. You can use any kind of bowl, like stainless steel, clay, glass, terracotta etc. Here I have used a ceramic bowl. Then cover it with a lid and keep it undisturbed in a warm place in your kitchen for 4-5 hours.

How to Make Yogurt or Curd At Home

Once the curd is set, keep it in the refrigerator. Enjoy this chilled homemade yogurt or curd as it is or use it in any other recipe.

Take a look at some other recipes made with yogurt:

How to Make Yogurt or Curd At Home

How to Make Yogurt or Curd At Home

Sneha Paul
Learn how to make yogurt or curd at home with step-by-step pictures. You will need just 2-ingredients to make this rich and creamy homemade yogurt.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Resting Time 5 hrs
Total Time 10 mins
Course Ingredient
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups whole or full-fat milk approximately 1 litre
  • 2 tsp curd or yogurt should be at room temperature

Instructions
 

  • Pour curd in a small bowl and give it a good whisk. Make sure that it is smooth then keep it aside. By doing this we are making sure the curd culture dissolves into the milk uniformly.
  • Heat milk over a medium-low flame. Bring it to a boil while stirring frequently.
  • Then turn the flame off and allow it to cool down until it is just warm (lukewarm) to the touch. You can check it by touching the sides of the pot or dipping your clean finger into the milk.
  • Once it cools down, pour the curd into the milk and stir well.
  • Pour it into a clean bowl. You can use any kind of bowl, like stainless steel, clay, glass, terracotta etc. Here I have used a ceramic bowl. Then cover it with a lid and keep it undisturbed in a warm place in your kitchen for 4-5 hours.
  • Once the curd is set, keep it in the refrigerator. Enjoy this chilled homemade yogurt or curd as it is or use it in any other recipe.
Keyword dahi recipe, homemade curd, homemade yoghurt

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