Low Fat Curds ( How To Make Low Fat Curds)

Low Fat Curds ( How To Make Low Fat Curds)

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Curds are a nutritious addition to your diet. They are easier to digest than milk and when accompanied with dishes like parathas, biryanis etc., curds complement the protein present in cereals and make it a complete protein.

Use this low fat version of curds as an accompaniment to a main meal or in raita, salad dressings etc. to enjoy a delightful low calorie fare.

Use it to make healthy recipes ranging from snacks like Baked Palak Methi Puris, main course recipes like Healthy-Kadhi, Pyazwali Bhindi and also salad recipes like Broccoli Cauliflower and Red Cabbage Salad.

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Low Fat Curds ( How To Make Low Fat Curds)

Setting Time:  6 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 cups
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For Low Fat Curds
5 cups low fat milk
1 tbsp curd (dahi) (made the previous day)
For low fat curds

    For low fat curds
  1. To make low fat curds, heat the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Allow it to cool slightly.
  2. Add the curd in a bowl and spread it evenly with the help of a spoon.
  3. Pour the luke warm milk over it and mix it very well using a whisk or a spoon.
  4. Cover with a lid and keep in a warm place for atleast 6 to 8 hours.
  5. Refrigerate for atleast 1 hour and serve chilled.

Handy tip: hung low fat curds

    Handy tip: hung low fat curds
  1. 2 cups of low fat curds when hung in a muslin cloth for 1 hour yields approx. 1 cup of hung low fat curds.

Curds video by Tarla Dalal

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Method to make Low Fat Curd

  1. To make the low fat curd recipe, rinse a deep non-stick pan with 2 tbsp of water and simmer it for 2-3 minutes. This is generally done in stainless steel pans but, if you have an old non-stick pan it is advisable to make this extra effort so, that the milk does not burn. If using a stainless steel patila, you can use the same vessel to set the curd.
  2. Rotate the pan in a clockwise motion, so the water spreads evenly in the pan. This will prevent milk from scorching as the water forms a protective layer between the pan and milk.
  3. Discard the water and pour 5 cups of low fat milk.
  4. Boil the milk on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes. Stir it occasionally to avoid the milk from sticking to the bottom of the pan or browning. Generally, for making dahi at home, you just need to warm the milk slightly. In hot climate, you will need to warm the milk very slightly but, if the weather is cold you need to warm it a little more.
  5. Switch off the flame and allow to cool slightly (lukewarm). Immerse your finger to check the temperature of the milk and then only add the starter. Do not think of putting the milk in refrigerator to cool it quickly. It is important to cool down the milk at room temperature only.
  6. Add the low fat curd in a bowl or pan. This is called as jaman or a starter which helps in setting the curd. In winters, you would require more starter to set the curd so, adjust the quantity according to the season.You can also use clay bowls, glass or ceramic bowls to set the curd. My mother makes use of air-tight, lunch-box bottle container to set dahi for our office use.
  7. Spread it evenly with the help of a spoon.
  8. Pour the luke warm milk over it. If the milk is hot and then added to curd, it will curdle and it may not yield creamy and tasty homemade dahi.
  9. Mix well using a whisk so that the curd spreads evenly. Sour starter will yield sour curd so, ensure your low fat curd is fresh.
  10. If you want to set the Low fat Curd in small containers, then transfer the mixture after the previous step of whisking. You can set the curd in a metal container, plastic or even tiny clat pots.
  11. Cover with a lid.
  12. Rest in a warm place for 5-6 hours. You can place the curd bowl in an oven or a casserole to set during cold climate. During summers, the curd will set very quickly (within 4-5 hours), so check it after 4 hours without fail.
  13. After 5-6 hours, the milk will be set into curd.
  14. After setting the curd, keep it inside the refrigerator or else it can get sour taste. If you place the curd inside the refrigerator, it will get thicker and the taste will remain fresh.
  15. Use a spoon to check the curd if its set nicely. Your fresh and creamy homemade curd is ready to use.
  16. You can use this homemade curd in making low-fat raita or any curry with gravy or  low fat kadhi and so on. For those not on a diet, follow this how to make curd at home with full fat milk recipe

Raitas using low fat curds

  1. You can make these healthy low fat raitas using our low fat curd recipe. These low fat curd recipes are perfect for diabetics, healthy heart, low cholesterol and weight loss 

Indian snacks using low fat curds

  1. You can make some healthy Indian snacks using low fat curds. These snacks are good for weight loss and diabetics. 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy74 cal
Protein7.1 g
Carbohydrates10.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0.4 g
Cholesterol0.5 mg
Sodium100.6 mg

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