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Last Updated : Jun 27,2019




खट्टा दही रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (sour curds recipes in Hindi)
ખાટ્ટું દહીં રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (sour curds recipes in Gujarati)

Sour Curds Recipes, Sour Curds in Indian Food

72 sour curds recipes | sour surd recipe collection |

Sour curd, also known as "Khatta Dahi" is curd that is turned sour due to fermentation of milk with the help of certain bacteria. Essentially different from yogurt, which is not sour, this curd is a staple in most Indian households and has been for many decades.

Methi Pakoda Kadhi (Mcrowave Recipe)Methi Pakoda Kadhi (Mcrowave Recipe)

It is made by heating the milk till it comes to a boil so as to kill all the bacteria in it, then letting it cool off till it is warm, adding more cultured bacteria (which is not found in common households and hence more curd is added to the milk) and then finally letting the milk sit out at room temperature, or in a warm place, for 7 to 8 hours. Once the curd has become sour, you can store it in the refrigerator as keeping it outside will make it sourer. While making sour curd, one also has to keep in mind the climate as curds will turn sour faster in the summer than in winter.

Khatta Urad DalKhatta Urad Dal

Sour Curd usage in Indian food

Essentially everyone eats curd before it turns sour, but this sour curd holds a special place in Indian food and its preparation. From acting as a fermenting agent to imparting a "khatta" kick to the food, it is a near and dear to every Indian household.

Sour Curd usage as fermenting agent in Indian food

sour curds work great as a fermenting agent in Indian snacks. Certain Indian foods require a bit of fermentation to form the batter in order for it to cook properly. One of the best ways to ferment a batter is to add sour curd to it, the most famous one being Khatta Dhokla. This gujarati dish is the most eaten and has a beautiful sourness through it that comes from adding sour curds to a rice and urad dal flour and then steaming it.

Khatta DhoklaKhatta Dhokla

Other types of dhoklas can also be made using this method like Buckwheat dhokla and if one wants variations, they can always go for an easier, microwave friendly option like Makai na dhokla. Not only is curd used to ferment dhoklas, it is also used in the South Indian cuisine to make dosas and uttapams like Mini Rava Uttapa.

Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat DhoklaBuckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla

Sour Curd Recipes in Curries

Pithore Kadhi recipe is a curry made with a concoction of spices and sour curd to give it a sumptuous taste. The spices and curds work so well together that it leaves our taste buds wanting more for this sweet, spicy and sour curry.

Pithore KadhiPithore Kadhi

Another curry which is widely made is Khatta Moong, again a gujarati treat, wherein moong is simmered with curds, spices and garlic to give it an additional kick. Similarly, Khatta urad dal can also be made to try something different.

Khatta MoongKhatta Moong

Sour Curd Recipes in Desserts

Not many people know, but sour curd is a very versatile ingredient and can be used in desserts as well. Curd is an excellent replacement for egg when used for baking. It adds a very nice softness to the baked good it is added too like in this Eggless Chocolate Cake and Eggless Vanilla Cake. Curd also adds moistness and gives a richer texture when used to make Chocolate Brownies.

Eggless Chocolate Cake Using CurdsEggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds

Sour Curd is Protein Rich

Due to the high protein in curd, it is recommended to be consumed by vegetarians every day, but eating curd becomes boring, doesn’t it? Hence we are finding new and improved ways to incorporate it into our daily lives and what better way than using curd to make Protein Rich Cupcakes using different dals and rice. Further, if you are wondering what to have these with? look no further than a Green Garlic Chutney, made with curd as well, to give you that extra protein in the day!

Green Garlic ChutneyGreen Garlic Chutney

Enjoy our collection of sour curd recipes, sour curd Indian recipes below.

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Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Microwave  ( Cakes and Pastries )
Recipe# 33304
05 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
A variation of the curd-based eggless chocolate cake recipe that can be made easily using the microwave oven.
Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 546
14 Feb 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
The ‘khatta’ in the name is the dominant flavour of this dhokla, and this sourness is brought about by adding a little sour curds. Although dhoklas taste good at room temperature too, serve them hot with green chutney and tea for a classic and complete package! Also try other dhokla variants ....
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 583
19 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true flavour. The grated bottle gourd is a very critica ....
Chocolate Brownie Or How To Make Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Recipe# 4945
14 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can prepare the most authentic Chocolate Brownie with common ingredients! Just flour, curds, butter, cocoa and a few other everyday ingredients when worked the right way give rise to a fantastic treat that is perfect to serve with
Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake in A Microwave
Recipe# 33313
20 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
An easy and quick vanilla-flavoured sponge cake, ready in a jiffy, without the hassles of pre-heating and long baking times. Mix the ingredients as explained and pop them into the microwave, and you have a warm, aromatic Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake ready on the table within minutes. Enjoy the sponge ....
Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake Using Curds ( Cakes and Pastries )
Recipe# 33309
23 Aug 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Eggless vanilla cakes made using a dash of curds are so soft that it would be tough to believe that one hasn’t used eggs in it!
Eggless Chocolate  Cake Using Curds ( Cakes and Pastries )
Recipe# 33305
08 Jul 19

 by Tarla Dalal
If you love the heady aroma of warm, freshly-baked cakes, then this Eggless Chocolate Cake Using Curds is one of the first things you should try. It is so richly-flavoured and so spongy, you can use it in just too many ways! Have a slice right off the ove ....
Buckwheat Dhoklas
Recipe# 5282
14 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Snacks don't always have to be fat traps! With a bit of tact, you can make healthy versions of most of your all-time favourites. So, you get the best of both worlds – great taste and good health. Here is a ....
Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33276
16 May 10

 
by Tarla Dalal
Damni dhokla, a nutritious recipe that combines dals and parboiled rice, this might take you a little time to prepare, but it is totally worth the effort. The dals are washed, soaked, dried and ground, making this an authentic though slow procedure. You will also find readymade flour in stores, in c ....
Green Garlic Chutney
Recipe# 33385
28 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Coriander and garlic make a striking combination, which adds great value to snacks and chaats. The innovative twist in this version of Green Garlic Chutney is the addition of spinach, ....
Chocolate Lemon Mousse Cake ( Chocolate Recipe)
Recipe# 1925
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Rich chocolate cake topped with a tangy lemon mousse.
Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla
Recipe# 3547
14 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The Buckwheat Dhokla combines taste and nutrition in an easy-to-cook form. A batter of buckwheat is perked up with curds, ginger and green chillies to make soft and tasty dhoklas. Though the buckwheat needs to be soaked for two hours, the batter does not require any fermentation afterwards, so y ....
Khatta Moong ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 617
23 Nov 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
The use of whole green gram or moong is very common in day-to-day Gujarati fare. Khatta moong is a lovely recipe that features cooked moong simmered with curds and spices. The use of curds bestows a unique, sumptuous feel to this recipe. Garlic-lovers can even add a little garlic paste to add a whol ....
Protein Cup Cakes, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33258
12 Mar 09

 by Tarla Dalal
Protein cup cakes, one need to have short and frequent meals while pregnant to provide a constant source of energy and nutrients, these protein cup cakes are just right to do so. Add peanuts if you wish to increase the protein content further.
Capsicum Poriyal / Capsicum Subzi
Recipe# 32854
16 Mar 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
While capsicum is a very common vegetable used extensively in Chinese North Indian and other cuisines, many people do not – for some reason – associate it with South Indian food. Surprise! This flavourful and crunchy vegg ....
Protein Cup Cakes
Recipe# 33089
10 Jun 15

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Protein cup cakes, kids love attractive looking food – this variation of the traditional gujarati snack uses mixed flour and bottle gourd batter baked in muffin moulds. A yummy and protein rich treat that aids in their growth and development.
Mini Rava Uttappa ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34563
24 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
You can make quick, non-greasy uttappams in the microwave. Since this curd and semolina-based variety does not require fermentation, you can choose it to quench an unexpected hunger pang. Using sour curds ensures soft and spotted uttappams, just like the original.
Pithore Kadhi
Recipe# 3880
19 Apr 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Pithore is a Rajasthani delicacy that looks somewhat like dhokla but is actually very different in taste, texture and preparation. While pithore can be tempered and had as a tea-time snack, it can also be deep-fried and added to gravies or in this case, kadhi. Sour and tangy kadhi with deep-fried pi ....
Makai Na Dhokla ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 33856
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This version of corn and maize flour dhokla turns out well in the microwave provided you mix the batter well and add the fruit salt right in the end. Enjoy these hot, with chutneys of your choice. And do not forget the coriander and coconut garnish as any dhokla would be incomplete without it!
Methi Pakoda Kadhi ( Mcrowave Recipe)
Recipe# 35113
22 Feb 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi fits into any menu, being a traditional favourite. While regular sour curds Kadhis qualifies as simple, this Methi Pakoda Kadhi gets the status of a specialty thanks to a simple enhancement of adding methi and besan dumplings to it. Adding ....
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33311
16 May 10

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Mixed dal handvo, the traditional Gujarati savoury cake made using a procedure that ensures perfection – you just can’t go wrong with this. It deserves to be a meal by itself when served with chutney or buttermilk as an accompaniment. Readymade flour is av ....
Sanwa Panki ( Faraali Recipe)
Recipe# 32544
09 Feb 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
This unique panki recipe gets its delicate flavour after being cooked between banana leaves. Green chutney is a great combo for this delectable dish.
Yam Kalan, Kerala Curry
Recipe# 32917
20 Aug 13

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Kalan is a spicy, curd-based gravy recipe from Kerala. However, follow these instructions closely and take care not to overheat the dish, as the curds will separate and leave you with quite an unpalatable dish if you cook it on a high flame. If done right, however, this dish is sure to transport ....
Khatta Urad Dal ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32807
16 May 11

 by Tarla Dalal
This dal recipe made using chilkewali urad dal is a little bitter as the name suggests, but the bitterness is mild and only enhances the flavour of this dish. Extremely healthy, as the skin of urad is nutritious and fibre-rich.
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