Recipe : home-made Curd | how to make yoghurt at home

Priya Joshi | Dec 9, 2015 | 10 Comments so far

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Here is a handy guide with step by step pictures to make curd at home. I have shared so many times that I always prefer freshly homemade recipes if available. If somehow couldn't make it at home then and then only I use readymade products.
This is in my nature and i got these little things cum tips from mom. She always use Home-made recipes like Cream,curd,ghee,besan sev.

I am not saying that ready-made products are not good. Now a days, you can easily get fresh and hygienic products from market.That saves your time.It is boon for working women.
But home-made products are the products which has its own standards and quality because it is chosen by you.
I am going to share VERY BASIC dadima's special curd recipe. this is called "दही जमाना ".
You just need 2 tbsp of curd and whole milk. You need to boil milk first.

For making yoghurt inthis DESI STYLE, The room temperature is the most important part. If you are living in colder place like UK,US,Canada then you need to be careful to place your yogurt in warmer place.In india,we face little problems with curd in winters only.
The other important part is Proportion of milk and yogurt.
In winters, for 500 ml milk approx 1.5to 2 tbsp of curd is required. otherwise 1 tbsp will be enough.
The measurement will vary according to your place.
For the beginners, I suggest  take 1 cup warm milk and add 1/2 tbsp of curd and observe after 5 hours.if it is not set then keep aside again for 2-3 hours.
The process of making perfect curd is not tough but it is quite tricky. Some tricks like amount of curd required for milk,temperature only comes after lot of practice.Don't worry if you fails in 2-3 attempts.

Other 'HOW TO' Recipes on blog - Home-made Cream Cheese, Home- made Whipped cream , Home-made Namkin Sev , Home-made White Butter

Recipe Details below:

Home-made curd OR yogurt OR Dahi -how to make yogurt at home

Prep Time : 1 day
Cook Time : 15 min( for milk boiling)
Total Time : 1 day
Main Ingredient : Milk, curd
Serves : 2
Cuisine :Indian

  • Milk-500 ml
  • Curd-2 tbsp
  1. Boil Milk and allow it to come in room temperature.
  2. Add milk in container or vessel. here i take my yogurt special deep vessel.
  3. Add 1.5 tbsp curd into the milk and mix them well.
  4. Cover vessel with lid.
  5. keep this vessel in warm place.Do not open vessel for 6 hours at-least.(if you are making this at night,keep vessel in warm place over night)
  6. after 6 hours OR overnight,check vessel. If you see light greeny water on sides, your curd is ready. 
  7. Use as per your requirement.
  8. This curd remains fresh for 3 days when store in Refrigerate.If refrigerator is not available then use this curd in 1 Day.
  •  If you lives in colder place, I recommend to put your vessels in microwave.Make sure to switch off your microwave .
  • In winters, add 2 tbsp of curd in milk.Because in chili weather, curd will not set easily.
  • for summers,use 1 tbsp to 1.5 tbsp curd.
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  1. Very useful post and beautifully written dear!

  2. Interesting! I think I want to try this sometime soon!

  3. the most needed recipe...very useful

  4. Great post. I love eating home made curd. Love it :)

  5. Home-made is always the best!!
    Good post Priya!

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