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how to make curd | how to make yogurt | dahi recipe | thick curd recipe

easy how to make curd | how to make yogurt | dahi recipe | thick curd recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 8 hours
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 litre


  • 8 cup (2 litre) milk
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • ½ tsp curd / yogurt / dahi


  • firstly, take 1 cup milk in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • dissolve 2 tbsp milk powder to get more creamy curd.
  • stir well making sure there are no lumps.
  • now add 7 cup milk and mix well.
  • get the milk to boil on medium flame stirring occasionally.
  • once the milk comes to a boil, simmer for 2 minutes. this helps to get creamy curd.
  • turn off the flame and allow to cool slightly (lukewarm).
  • transfer the milk into another vessel. you can use the same vessel to set the curd.
  • now stir in ½ tsp curd into lukewarm milk. use whole red chilli (with its stalk/head) if you want to make a curd without a culture or without using curd / dahi.
  • cover and rest in warm place for 8 hours. you can also use instant pot / yogurt setter to set the curd if you are living in cold places.
  • after 8 hours, the milk will be set into curd.
  • however, to have a very thick and creamy curd, refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
  • finally, fresh and creamy homemade curd is ready to use.