How to make fresh curd at home

How to make fresh curd at home
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Curd or dahi is a magical item that can work as a side dish on its own, or an ingredient to your favourite curries or even a skin care tool. A staple of south Indian kitchens, curd could be one of the healthiest ways to consume dairy. Curd can help with healthy digestion by acting as a great probiotic.

South Indian households knows better than to rely on store brought curds considering how integral this item is to their cuisine and food habits. Curd, obtained by coagulating milk, is super easy to make at home. Besides, it's the best option to make use of your leftover milk or milk that went sour.

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Here is how to prepare fresh and firm curd easily at home:

3 cups of milk
1 ½ tbsp sour curd
Boil the milk
Simmer the milk for 5 minutes after it has boiled
Turn off the milk and allow it to cool down
Add the precursor curd into the cooled down milk
Mix well
Pour the milk into an earthen pot or glass jar
Cover the container and keep aside for at least 8 hours
In cold places, it would take more than 8 hours for coagulating.

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