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how to make curd

how to make curd at home or dahi making

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A simple homemade curd recipe made using milk and curd starter
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Course homemade basics
Cuisine Indian/International
Servings 4
Calories 76 kcal


  • 500 ml full cream milk/ whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon curd starter


  • Take a cooking pot or sauce pan, pour milk into it.
  • Turn on the heat and bring the milk to a boil.
  • Keep stirring the milk once or twice while boiling.
  • Keep the flame medium to low while boiling the milk.
  • When the milk boils well switch off the flame.
  • Allow it to turn warm and not too hot.
  • Pour the milk into a steel bowl or a casserole.
  • Check the temperature of the milk and it should be warmer than lukewarm but not too hot while touched.
  • Into the warm milk, add a tablespoon of curd starter if the curd starter is sour and if the curd is sweet add 2 tsp.
  • Stir the milk well.
  • Cover the lid of the bowl or the casserole used.
  • Keep it in a warm place for 7-8 hours or until the curd is set sometimes overnight.
  • Thick curd will be ready to use after 7-8 hours.


Nutrition Facts
how to make curd at home or dahi making
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 203IU4%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.