Homemade organic curd/yogurt, butter n ghee

Curd / Yogurt

This is very simple n easy to prepare n a common practice every homemaker in India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ daily does…

  • Take a thick bottom steel vessel and let the organic milk come to boil, then simmer for 15mins n allow it to cool..

  • Before going to bed, when the milk is warm take a little(1/8th tsp) of started curd (for 1st timers do borrow a little from friends) n add it to the warm milk.
  • Cover the vessel with a lid n store it in a warm place (inside a kitchen shelf / oven). [The good bacteria in the starter curd ย feed on the milk’s sugars, known as lactose, creating a wholly new product within few hours. The by-product of this fermentation process is lactic acid ie curd/yogurt. ]
  • By morning a thick curd will be set! Store in refrigerator n use as n when required… In cooler weathers this process will take a little longer (a whole night) n hotter regions it’s faster (5-6 hrs)…


  • A thick layer of cream will be formed on the curd. Remove the layer of cream n store it in a container n refrigerate.

  • Weekly once or when ever you feel you have collected enough, pour the cream into a mixer n add some water.

  • Run the mixer for about 10mins…

  • Or until it turns out like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Make small balls out of this n drop them in a vessel with water ๐Ÿ’ฆ

  • ย Homemade butter is ready! Taste ๐Ÿ˜‹ a little if u want to, strain (take the butter in your hand ๐Ÿคš and gently pat n turnaround, the water if any will drip out) the water n store it in a container n refrigetate!

It will stay fresh for about 2 weeks… Don’t throw away the left over butter milk, cats ๐Ÿฑ n dogs ๐Ÿถ would love to drink them…
Ghee / Clarified butter

  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan until it turns out like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Add few curry leaves ๐Ÿƒ n they will splitter n you can be sure that it’s done. It will also add a nice flavour to ghee.
  • Allow it to cool a little n filter through a fine metal mesh into a air tight glass/metal jar..

  • It turns out like this once it is completely cooled.

It has a shelf life of more than a year at room temperature!

P.S: As already discussed in this post, over exploitation n over usage of any of the dairy products is not fair.. Use them sparingly n wisely!

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband ๐Ÿ˜Š) . And about my likes - I love โค๏ธ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography ๐Ÿ“ธ , gardening ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover ๐ŸŒด and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family ๐Ÿ‘ช n home ๐Ÿก needs from organic grooming n beauty products ๐Ÿ‘„ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ’† to home cleaners and food ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ•๐Ÿน . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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