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Top 10 Curd Recipes, Yoghurt Recipes
Last Updated : Apr 26,2017
Top 10 Curd Recipes, Yoghurt Recipes
In our Indian food culture, curd or yogurt has carved a special place for itself. No Indian
meal is complete without a cup of curd and rice. It is highly versatile and one of the most therapeutic food.
Benefits of Curds
1. Good Bacteria : Curd or Yoghurt is lactic fermentation of milk. Micro-organisms responsible for fermenting milk are now known as “Probiotics”. Probiotics are live microorganisms or bacteria that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called "friendly bacteria" or "good bacteria.”
2. Laxative: Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. They are also considered to be powerful immunity-builders and their presence makes curds one of the most important immunity-booster food.
3. Good for Heart: Curd with the help of probiotics is very helpful for heart ailments, for senile state in preventing and delaying degeneration of body, purifies blood, keeps digestive system healthy.
4. Produces good amount of Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin K, thus increasing its nutritional value.
5. Apart from these benefits, curd is one of the richest source of protein, calcium and minerals. It also serves as a very good medicine, it has an enzyme that keeps the body cool, and it is also a good healer.
Here I share with you the delectable curds recipes, some healthy recipes like
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Onion Raita,
so you can fully enjoy the benefits of curds.
Top 10 Curd Recipes, Yoghurt Recipes
In South India, the Kheer
and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-dish meal
that is satiating and refreshing, with its cool flavour and homely aroma.
Many people consider Curd Rice to be the best dish to carry along to school, work or travel. Easy to make, this wholesome dish is made by mixing rice with curds and tempering it with mustard and green chillies. Allow the rice to cool slightly before adding the curds, to avoid the curds from splitting.
Plain curd rice can be had accompanied with Lemon Pickle
or Mango Pickle
Do away with the notion that low-fat is always better than full-fat! The fact is that full-fat curd, made by fermenting milk, is far healthier than low-fat curd. It has an ample dose of good protein, which is especially good for vegetarians.
Add to this calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamins B2 and B12, and you get nothing short of a treasure-trove of nutrients. With a dash of unsweetened cocoa powder and organic honey, chilled full-fat curds transforms into a super-duper snack. Honey, which is always better than sugar, gives the curds a very pleasant sweetness.
Apart from being an excellent food for athletes, Curd with Honey and Cocoa Powder is also an apt snack for weight loss, as it keeps you full with good fats instead of bad fats like in French Fries! Indulge in a treat that is so tasty that you almost forget it is so good for you!
Other good dips and snacks to have are Homemade Peanut Butter
, Broccoli-and Bajra Snack
, Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey
and Homemade Almond Butter
This is a must-know, must-try recipe even for those who have just started out on the path of cooking!
Onion Raita, a delectable combination of onions and curds spiced gently with green chillies and cumin seeds powder, is a fabulous combination for just about any Indian dish, be it a pulao
It is an easy but peppy accompaniment that lifts the mood of any meal. You can also try other raita recipes like Palak Raita
and Boondi and Pomegranate Raita
The Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes is a vibrant gastronomic treat, that is visually very appealing too. The bowl features a splash of colours like green and red, and a burst of flavours from black salt, onions and tomatoes.
The raita is so simple to make, yet tastes very refreshing. It has no masala powders, but the tinge of black salt works well with the onions and tomatoes to boost the flavour of the palak raita. Onions also give it an exciting crunch, while tomatoes share their tanginess. Serve this awesome raita chilled.
Makes a fiting accompaniment to rotis like Multigrain Garlic Roti
, Stuffed Bajra Roti
, Jowar Methi Roti
, Jowar Bajre Ki Roti
and parathas like Green Pea Parathas
and Paneer Paratha
Crunchy, munchy, super tasty, this Sprouted Fruit and Bean Salad with Curd Dressing is a fabulous recipe with an exotic taste!
An assortment of sprouts coupled with tangy oranges and crunchy apples brings a range of textures and flavours to your salad bowl, boosted further by the creamy, honey-laced curd dressing. A dash of mint in the dressing improves the aroma and taste of the salad further.
This super tasty salad is also a healthy boon! Sprouting increases the B-complex vitamins in the beans, giving you the protein required for collagen formation. This keeps your skin free of blemishes and wrinkles, while the vitamin rich fruits fresh up your skin give it a healthy shine.
For more sprouts based recipes, try Sprouts Misal
and Sprouts Tikki
Burhani Raita is a nice and masaledar Hyderabadi
raita, which combines the pungency of garlic with the aroma of coriander and the flavour of popular spice powders.
The Burhani Raita is super easy to make – you just need to whisk the curds and mix in the remaining ingredients – but it tastes special. It tastes best when served chill.
Try other raitas like the Mooli and Fruit Raita
and the Onion Raita
Traditional South Indian
fare, and a favourite especially with tamil brahmins, the carrot, cucumber and curd rice is a frequent choice for the ‘tiffin box’!
It is really a refreshing dish to prepare on hot summer days to complement a meal of roti and subzi.
You will be surprised to see the value-add that the simple tempering imparts to this easy preparation. It can be had chilled at home, or packed in a box for lunch
Also do try other exciting South Indian rice dishes like Bisi Bele Bhaat
, Chitrana Rice
and Sundal Rice
A refreshing twist to the traditional Baingan Bharta that is sure to surprise you pleasantly!
Here, the roasted eggplants are blended with curds and a couple of flavour-givers like green chillies and coriander, and then chilled, to make a delectable dish that will tickle your taste buds.
Chilling helps to enhance the flavour of the Baingan Bharta with Curds and also gives it a nice, refreshing mouth-feel that makes it an apt edition to a summer’s day menu.
The best part about this recipe is that it is oh-so-easy to make and uses very common ingredients, so you can conjure it up on any day you wish to.
Serve this as a side dish to the main course
or enjoy as an accompaniment to your favourite rotis
Who can resist a bowlful of cool curd rice on a hot summer’s day? And if you suffer from acidity, then this soothing bowlful is more than tasty – it is nothing short of ambrosia for you!
When reinforced with carrots and cucumber, the curd rice gets all the more pleasing for your stomach and taste buds because cucumber is considered one of the best vegetables for combating acidity.
You will notice that the proportion of alkaline veggies is much more than the amount of rice in this Cucumber and Carrot Curd Rice, which is a wonderful step to avoid and alleviate Acidity
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to optimise the digestive process.
Here, we suggest one of the simplest ways to enjoy flax seeds. Just mix it with curds and honey. Not only do you get a flavourful snack, but you can also harness the goodness of curds, which is loaded with good fats and proteins, calcium and vitamin D. Curds is also a great help when it comes to improving digestion.
So is honey, which also gives this recipe a soft and sweet flavour. Have the Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey as soon as you mix the ingredients together.
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