Low Fat Curds

Low Fat Curds

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Indian low fat yogurt recipe is easy to make. All you need is low fat milk and a bit of curd from the previous day. So we show you how to make the perfect low fat curd recipe. Nothing like a bowl of yummy low fat curd for diabetics, heart, weight loss and acidity.

To make Indian low fat yogurt, 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. Add the curd in a bowl and spread it evenly with the help of a spoon. Pour the lukewarm milk over it and mix it very well using a whisk or a spoon. Cover with a lid and keep in a warm place for at-least 6 to 8 hours. Refrigerate for at-least 1 hour and serve Indian low fat dahi chilled.

Low fat curd also truly abounds in health benefits. Firstly it has healthy bacteria which aids in digestion. For this same reason it’s known to relieve acidity too. All those who have been advised to restrict the amount of fat being consumed due to overweight should have low fat curds. Since the fat levels are low, low fat curds are healthy for weight loss, diabetics and those with heart issues.

I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect low fat curds recipe. 1. 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. 2. Add the low fat dahi 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. 3. My mother makes use of air-tight, lunch-box bottle container to set dahi for our office use. 4. 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.

Eat Indian low fat curds as is during breakfast or as a healthy snack. Curds contain protein and will keep you full for a longer time so when on a weight loss diet, just have low fat curds.

Enjoy low fat curd recipe | Indian low fat yogurt recipe | low fat curd for diabetics, heart, weight loss and acidity | with detailed step by step photos below.

Low Fat Curds recipe - How to make Low Fat Curds

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 cups
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Ingredients


For Low Fat Curds
5 cups low fat milk
1 tbsp curd (dahi)

Method
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 the low fat curds 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.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy74 cal
Protein7.1 g
Carbohydrates10.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0.4 g
Cholesterol0.5 mg
Sodium100.6 mg
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Method for the Low Fat Curd

  1. To make the low fat curd recipe | Indian low fat yogurt recipe | low fat curd for diabetics, heart, weight loss and acidity | heat a deep non-stick pan with 2 tbsp of water in it 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 or stick to the bottom. If using a stainless steel patila, you can use the same vessel to set the curd.
  2. Once the water is extremely hot, 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. Throw out the water and pour 5 cups of low fat milk in the pan.
  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. Only boil the milk if it is raw.
  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 so that there are no lumps and the curd is smooth.
  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. This is the same process for regualr curd as well.
  9. Mix well using a spoon so, that the curd spreads evenly. Sour starter will yield sour curd so, ensure your low fat curd is fresh. You can even make use of a whisk to mix the curd in milk.
  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 low fat 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 if the low fat curd | Indian low fat yogurt recipe | low fat curd for diabetics, heart, weight loss and acidity | set nicely. Your fresh and creamy homemade curd is ready to use.
  16. You can use this homemade low fat curd in making low-fat raita or any curry with gravy or  low cal mayonnaise 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 | Indian low fat yogurt recipe | low fat curd for diabetics, heart, weight loss and acidity |.

Indian snacks using low fat curds

  1. You can make some healthy Indian snacks using Indian low fat yogurt recipe | low fat curd for diabetics, heart, weight loss and acidity |.

Low Fat Curds – Loaded with nutrients

  1. Low Fat Curds – Loaded with nutrients minus the fat. Curd has been known as a stomach-friendly food since ages. Our ancestors have always had a bowl of curd or raita as a part of their daily meal.
  2. Low fat curd also truly abounds in health benefits. Firstly it has healthy bacteria which aids in digestion. For this same reason it’s known to relieve acidity too. This is a perfect food to control acidity for breakfast, snacks
  3. Secondly, low fat curds is a protein boost. This will help to keep you full for hours and avoid unnecessary bingeing. This is a perfect low blood pressure snack recipe
  4. Curds also contain CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which has many functions in the body of which is controlling the body’s fat gain. 
  5. All those who have been advised to restrict the amount of fat being consumed due to overweight, can opt for this low-fat curd. Whether you are a diabetic or a heart patient or are suffering from high blood pressure, you can safely add it to your shopping list. Perfect to control blood pressure for breakfast

Reviews

Low Fat Curds
 on 21 Jul 16 03:33 PM
5

I made this low-fat curds using Amul low-fat milk and turned out to be good. But as a backup i also keep ready made low-fat curds handy to whip up healthy recipes or serve them with nutritious parathas...
Tarla Dalal
05 Apr 19 09:48 AM
   Thanks for the feedback.