Home Made Curd

I have always been thinking to do posts on Cooking Basics. This theme just jolted me out of my slumber to start doing them. I receive many requests from my colleagues and friends to tell them how to make certain basic items in the kitchen. Like clarifying ghee, making thick curd. Thanks to Valli for coming up with this theme for Blogging Marathon #18.


Milk - 1 1/2 cup
Curd - 2 tbsp

  • Boil milk and let it thicken a little
  • Ensure that you use milk that is not mixed with water
  • Allow it to cool ( though not completely)
  • When the milk is still warm add the curd and mix well using a stirrer or a spoon
  • Let this mixture stand for an hour or two 
  • Check if the curd is done and then store it in the refrigerator
  • When curd is being made in a mud pot , the taste and texture is definitely good.
  • During summer care should be taken to store the curd in the refrigerator earlier, as curd has a tendency to turn sour due to the heat
  • In winter, it is advisable to keep the milk with curd in a casserole or wrapped in a woolen cloth to enhance the process of making curd
Ready Made Curd : Rs 12/-  to Rs 18/-
Home Made Curd : less than Rs 10/-


Priya Suresh said...

Even i love homemade curd, nothing will beat it.

Pavani said...

Very helpful post.

Unknown said...

Nice post I just dip a spoon in curd and then i dip that spoon in milk to set the curd.so that we get sweet thick curd. I am about to post this one....

vaishali sabnani said...

i am a lazy bum...I get ready curd:((

preeti garg said...

Homemade curd's flavor is awesome

The Pumpkin Farm said...

curd is often made at home for me...but i worry about the adulteration in milk a lot these days

divyagcp said...

I stopped making it after coming here. Now only store bought.
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Gayathri Kumar said...

I too love home made rather than store bought..

Jayanthi said...

I love freshly made curds more than the sour ones. Need to try and make in mud pot once to taste the difference.

Usha said...

I make yogurt at home but it takes at least 8-12 hours to curdle. I use low fat or non fat milk to cut down on calories.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Amazing curd! Very essential!

Harini R said...

nothing beats homemade curd!

Kalyani said...

Home made curd always for us !

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