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Home Made Yogurt

14 Jan


Home made yogurt can be prepared in multiple ways. By using yogurt or using store bought cultures. Yogurt machines can also be used to get the best results. Here, yogurt is prepared by simple method without using any tools and store bought cultures.
Makes: 2 Cups of Home Made Yogurt.


Milk 2 Cups
Whisked Plain Yogurt 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Bring milk to boil in a sauce pot.
Let the milk bubble for 3 – 5 minutes and remove from heat.
Alternatively, warm the milk in a microwave using a microwave safe bowl.
Stir in yogurt when the milk is warm but not hot.

Cover the pot and keep undisturbed for 5 – 8 hours or overnight.
Depending on the season and the bacteria active in yogurt, the fermentation may take more time.
Once the milk is tight, refrigerate to remain the yogurt fresh for couple of weeks.
Save a tbsp or more of the prepared yogurt for fermenting next batch of milk.
Serve home made yogurt when necessary.
Notes: Make sure milk is not too hot or not too cold.

Suggestions: To accelerate the process, add a whole red chili or whole green chili to the milk before leaving undisturbed. You can also place the milk pot inside the oven with its light switched on to create a warm place.
Variations: You can also use store bought culture instead of using fresh yogurt.
Other Names: Home Made Yogurt, Perugu, Dahi.