How To Make Yogurt At Home
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YogurtYou need to stop, if you are still buying yogurt/curd/dahi because making it at home is way simpler than going to store and buying a pack. With no effort what so ever (as the good guy bacteria does all the work for you) you get thick , creamy, fresh and homemade yogurt. Before i go into details, let me just clarify, if you live in India, I am sure you would have definitely wondered at some point:

– What on earth is yogurt?
– Is it in any way different than curd (as we call it here in India)?
– Where can I find Yogurt?
– What I get in supermarkets says ‘Dahi’, ss it same as yogurt?

To your relief, these all are same. Basically yogurt is made with bacterial fermentation using yogurt culture (jamun as we call it here in India). In India words yogurt and curd are synonyms and used inter changeably. So don’t get confused when you read yogurt in a recipe, you can very well use curd/dahi.

I say you should always have yogurt in your refrigerator. It is so versatile to use. From cakes to curries to raita to sandwiches, you can use it in whichever way you like. I like to have a bowl of yogurt in dinner, just the plain creamy thick yogurt. It is protein rich food and has good bacteria which is great for your health.

I have realized lately, how easy it is to make it at home and I have not stopped since. So let me show you step by step guide of making yogurt at home.

We start with Boiling the milk. Boil the milk at approx. 80’C for around 5- 10 minutes. Take it off the flame and let it cool down. We want the milk to be luke warm; not hot, not cold luke warm.

Now we add the yogurt culture. 2 tbsp would be enough for a litre of milk. In a pot or pan which you want to use to set yogurt, add yogurt culture and milk. Make sure that yogurt culture and milk is nicely mixed.

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YogurtNow the most important step. To make good yogurt you want to give good temperature to bacteria to grow and flourish. Bacteria grow best in the temperature range of 32- 43’C (90-110F). So you have to see how hot or cold it is outside. If it is cold, wrap the pot in towel or light blanket and keep it in a warmer place.

Leave the yogurt pot alone while it is in process of setting. Do not stir the milk or check every half on hour.

YogurtTime taken to set yogurt depends majorly on two factors; Strength of initial yogurt culture and environmental temperature. On an average day it takes 5 to 6 hours for yogurt to set.
I leave it to set at around midnight and by morning yogurt is set. Once it is set, put it in refrigerator or it will go sour.

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How To Make Yogurt at Home
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 Liter Milk
  2. 1 Tbsp Yogurt Culture
Instructions
  1. Boil the milk at approx. 80’C for around 5- 10 minutes. Take it off the flame and let it cool down. We want the milk to be luke warm. I use full cream milk but you can also use low fat milk.
  2. In a pot or pan which you want to use to set yogurt, add yogurt culture and milk. Make sure that yogurt culture and milk is nicely mixed.
  3. To make good yogurt you want to give good temperature to bacteria to grow and flourish. Bacteria grow best in the range of 32- 43’C (90-110F). If it is cold, wrap the pot in towel or light blanket and keep it in a warmer place.
  4. Leave the yogurt pot alone while it is in process of setting. Do not stir the milk or check every half on hour.
  5. On an average day it takes 5 to 6 hours for yogurt to set. I leave it to set at around midnight and by morning yogurt is set. Once it is set put it in refrigerator or it will go sour.
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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for posting this recipe! How long do you thing the yogurt stores in the fridge before it goes bad? Can’t wait to try this with raw milk as I find it doesn’t upset my lactose intolerance.

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