You will find 'how to make yogurt' info below. Making yogurt at home is easy and simple. It is a lot cheaper too, compared to buying ready yogurt.
Yogurt is also referred to as yoghurt or curds or Dahi (Hindi, Marathi), Mosaru (kannada), Thyir(Tamil).
You will need some with live/ active culture. Yogurt needs "good, living" bacteria. The easiest way to add this is to use existing yogurt.
The first time you make your own yogurt, use store bought plain yogurt or borrow a spoonful from a friend, relative or neighbor. Make sure it has active culture.
Do you know the Benefits of Eating Yogurt?
You may use cow's milk or buffalo milk, depending on your choice and what is available in your place.
Buffalo milk contains more fat, is white in color and sets in thick curd.
Cow milk is slightly yellowish in color and is thinner than buffalo milk. Cow milk is considered to be healthier than buffalo milk.
Ingredients for making 1/2 litre (500 ml) plain homemade yogurt- curds - Dahi
To make thicker yogurt:
Yogurt setting temperature tips:
Care after yogurt has set:
We will be adding recipes to make flavored yogurt. Come back again.
In India, we set curd - dahi - yogurt almost every day as it is a part of our daily meals.
We use our own freshly made homemade curd to set yogurt for the next batch as it has active bacteria.
As the weather is warm except in winter, the curd sets within a couple of hours.
The everyday used homemade yogurt in plain. Most recipes use plain yogurt.
Now a days, people are enjoying and making flavored yogurt too. Plain as well as flavored yogurt is available very easily in India.
Yogurt / dahi / curd does not go bad easily. It stays fresh in the fridge for a week.
Yogurt freezes well and you may keep it in the freezer for a few months. So if you have yogurt that you are not likely to use in a week, freeze it.
In the fridge, after a week, yogurt will change taste.So use it before a week or freeze it.
Otherwise, first it will start to become sour and then will have a bitter taste. It will have a creamy layer and will start smelling. This will happen after a month or so. You should not use such yogurt.
If your yogurt has become sour, you can freshen it up and use it again.
You may now use yogurt in any way you wish.
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