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How to make Yogurt or Curd?

Yogurt is produced by fermentation of milk using curd culture. Making curd or yogurt at home is really simple. You can also get fresh yogurt without any additives and can save some bucks. Yogurt is nutritious and try to add a small portion of yogurt in your meal everyday.

Step by step procedure for making yogurt at home.

Before that,  the main ingredient is curd culture. Try to use home made curd for fermenting milk. Once I tried to make curd from store bought yogurt and it turned out sticky and not upto the mark. So I would always prefer home made yogurt as culture.

  • To prepare around 32 oz of yogurt, you need 48 oz or 1.4 liter of milk.
  • Boil milk in a thick bottomed sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Remove from heat and let it become warm.
  • Transfer warm milk to your curd container and add 2 tbsp of curd or yogurt and mix well.
  • Leave it overnight or 8 to 10 hours in a warm place.
  • Yogurt is ready.

Few tips:

During winter, the fermentation process may take a longer than usual. If you have a conventional oven, you can preheat the oven for 3 to 4 minutes and keep the cultured milk inside overnight. This will fasten the process. Or keep it in near the stove.