Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Homemade set yogurt ofcourse not using Yogurt Maker or Slow Cooker !!!

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Yogurt is considered very auspicious in India and still in some Indian households. Sugar and yogurt would be mixed together to make a quick sweet that is served in a teaspoon before an important event. I remember being given it before I went to take my exams at school and when I left parent's home to come to come the UK.

It was sort of a ritual in my family when I was small to make yogurt at home. I was probably 5 and couldn't do most things, but I knew how to make yogurt!



After I came to the UK, I completely forgot the art of making yogurt. And yes, I do call it an art! We would always buy yogurt but I still always remembered the taste of freshly homemade yogurt from my childhood.  The cold weather here makes it difficult to get the yogurt to set (we don't have the natural ovens that India does)! It was only lately, that I decided to give homemade yogurt a whack. It took a few trials and errors to fully grasp how to get it thick and creamy but I soon got it! Making yogurt is actually easier then it seems providing you know a few secrets. So now, naturally, I am here to share them with you!



Who said that secrets aren't meant to be told ;)

Ingredients:-

  • 500ml full fat Milk ( here we get 3.6% fat )
  •  1/4 cup Full-fat yogurt (thoroughly beaten) at room temperature.

Method:-
Heat and bring milk to boil , it will take about 5-6 minutes.
Then reduce heat and simmer for another 5-6 minutes. Keep stirring.
Turn off the heat and let the milk semi cool. You should be able to touch the milk.
Add beaten yogurt in to the milk, stir the mixture just ONCE with the spoon.
 Cover with lid.
Okay now I am spilling all the secret out, how to make homemade yogurt in cold weather like UK.
I just make yogurt before I start to cook my evening meal.
So I keep my milk pan after adding the yogurt near gas stove, so while I am cooking all the extra heat reaches to the milk pan. Because milk and yogurt mixture needs warm temperature to set the yogurt.
After I finish my cooking I preheat my oven for 5 minutes. Then turn it off
Place milk + yogurt pan into the oven.
In the morning, thick, creamy and mild set yogurt ready for you.
Once you have made the yogurt, save a small amount aside. You can then use this same yogurt to make new yogurt next time! Simple!

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18 comments:

  1. thats a cool tip i heard this works even in india during winters.

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  2. Even i stopped making yogurt at home, you are pulling me to make some soon.. Looks fabulous.

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  3. here in US people say that you have to brin melvan from india cause you can't make it from readymade yogurt. so i never try. will try this way now.

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  4. looks fantastic,my kids like to eat straight from the pot...waiting for a good starter curd to make at home.

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  5. It is an art to make perfect yogurt at home.. specially in winters..

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  6. this is awesome huh!.it is like a dream come true in London :)

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  7. @ Priya Suresh..do try , you'll be so pleased with yourself :)
    @KitchenQueen...I've heard that too, but how can you bring melvan from India..so many custom rules..lolzzzz. Try with probiotic yogurt .
    @ Sweta..lolzzzzzzz, it's true..:)

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  8. I love to make my own yogurt and it really is a lot easier than one might think. I love learning how others make yogurt and I'm so glad you decided to share this technique!

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  9. wow looks awesome, stunning clicks dear:)

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  10. luv curd...n tempting cliks....

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  11. love this thick curd.I love them cant eat anything without it.

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  12. What brand of beaten yogurt would you prefer? I live in UK and tried a few local brands, all of which resulted in sticky yogurt which I do not like!

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