Nutritional Facts of Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk

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Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk

How many calories does one cup Basic Homemade Curd have?

One cup  Basic Homemade Curd using cows milk gives 142 calories or one tablespoon 17 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 37 calories, proteins account for 26 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 77 calories.  One cup Basic Homemade Curd provides about 7 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Basic Homemade Curd recipe. Making curds is a skill that every Indian must acquire because we cannot live without curds! Curd is not only tasty but packed with good health too, especially if it is made with pure cow’s milk. Basic Homemade Curd is easy to make. It can be enjoyed plain, or used to make recipes like Kadhi, buttermilk, dhoklas, etc.

Is Basic Homemade Curd using cows milk healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

2. Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. 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 help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Homemade Curd ?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Use low fat milk to make the curd for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Or follow this low fat curds recipe

Low Fat Curds
Low Fat Curds

Can healthy individuals have Homemade Curd  ?

Yes, this is healthy. 

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

Skip having Indian junk foods like pav bhaji, bata vada, pakoras, gulab jamun as they cause your body to have insulance resistance. The resultant is your body will store more carbohydrates as fats, causing storage of fat in the stomach causing a paunch and slowing down of our fat burning process. So its a bad cyle which causes you more more hunger and fatigue every time you eat junk food. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss. 

How to burn 17 calories that come from Basic Homemade Curd?

Walking (6 kmph) = 5 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 2 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 2 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 3 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per per cup% Daily Values
Energy142 cal7%
Protein6.7 g12%
Carbohydrates9.1 g3%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat8.6 g13%
Cholesterol1.1 mg0%
Vitamin A116.7 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.4 mg36%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.2 mg2%
Vitamin C4.1 mg10%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)17.4 mcg9%
Calcium254 mg42%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium1.3 mg0%
Phosphorus188.7 mg31%
Sodium147.3 mg8%
Potassium286 mg6%
Zinc0.7 mg7%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk
 on 08 Oct 20 06:24 PM

from where have you taken these nutritive values?
Tarla Dalal
09 Oct 20 09:17 AM
   These nutritive values are from ''Nutritive Values of Indian Foods'' by C. Gopalan.
Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk
 on 10 Jun 20 02:34 PM

Your 1 cup is equivalent to how many grams?
Tarla Dalal
09 Oct 20 09:14 AM
   1 cup is 200 ml, the standard measuring cup available in the market.
Basic Homemade Curd, Dahi Or Yogurt Using Cow's Milk
 on 17 May 20 08:31 PM

minimum rating one can give is 1 star, i would have given lesser if possible. you are providing nutritional value for 1 tbsp (table spoon). Is this a standard measure?? please provide the nutritional value in terms of standard units such grams, ml etc. otherwise its waste of your effort and also peoples time.
Tarla Dalal
26 May 20 06:59 PM
   Hello Umesh, The Nutritive values have been updated per cup measure.