How to make curd at home, Homemade curd recipe

How to make curd at home, Homemade curd recipe

How to make curd at home, perfect set homemade curd/ thayir every time. Detailed post with tips, tricks, and FAQs.

From the time I started to cook, for almost 16 years, I make my own curd at home. Being South Indian Tamil, we have mor sadam to end our meal. Store bought curd is not affordable and it is very common to make curd everyday at home in our households. Both mom, MIL make fresh curd everyday. Many of us have the habit of eating curd with breakfast or dinner too with idli, dosa or upma too. My grandma, mom, FIL loves butter milk with the idli dosa/ upma. We add little salt to it and use it along eating idli dosa.

  • Keep stirring

    Keep stirring occasionally in the beginning. As you see steam rising along the spoon you stir, be careful, your milk is about to boil. Be careful at this stage as it may overflow.

  • Cool down

    Once it boils – becomes frothy, raises too. Switch off the stove. Cover with a lid. set aside for cooling.

  • Right temperature

    You should be able to touch the milk with bare hands, if it is warm enough to touch, this is the correct temperature.

  • Transfer to curd setting vessel

    Transfer to the vessel you are going to set curd in. Preferably which could retain the temperature for a while.

  • Mixing starter curd

    Next, mix about 2 tbsp of well beaten curd to the milk and stir well.

  • Stir well

    With a spoon, give a good mix making sure it gets mixed well.

  • Keep covered for setting

    Leave it in a warm place for setting.

  • Set curd

    After about 6 hours, the curd will be completely set. Depending on the surrounding temperature, it starts getting set, thicken as time passes.

  • Refrigerate

    Once set, keep the set curd in refrigerator. Gets more firmer as you refrigerate. Take only required amount when needed and never leave it outside to prevent turning too sour.

  • How to make butter milk from homemade curd?

    Take 1/2 cup curd a tall vessel.Using a balloon whisk, beat smoothly and add 1 & 1/2 cups water and whisk again to make it smooth.

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