Curd Yogurt - Yoghurt or yogurt or curd is a popular dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yoghurt are known as "yoghurt cultures". Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yoghurt its texture and its characteristic tang.
Yogurt has a very soft, creamy and thick texture. It is used in many a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Yogurt is a vital ingredient in most of the gravies prepared in Mughlai cuisine. It is a very popular fresh dairy product that is consumed in almost all parts of the world.
Mediterranean countries use a lot of yogurt in their cuisine. Whole milk makes a better textured yogurt and gives a pleasant sweet and creamy taste. This is widely used in preparing a variety of sweet desserts in north Indian. Eating yoghurt everyday is very good for the health and supplements their protein, calcium and vitamins.
Yoghurt is not just a delicious snack with fruits on the bottom, it has great health benefits. It is an excellent source of protein, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin B 12. When yoghurt is compared to milk, yoghurt contains more calcium and protein because of the added cultures in the yogurt.
Below listed are some of my favourite, luscious, creamy and finger licking yogurt based dessert recipes:
Fresh Fruit Raita Fruit raita is an amazing dish that is served with very rich biryani. The fruit raita is made with yogurt, seasoned and flavoured with mint, cumin and fennel powder. To this add fruits like mangoes, cherries and pineapple.
Dates Raita Raitas are yogurt-based side dishes that are often served with meals as a palate cooler and refresher. A wide range of ingredients, usually in combination with fresh herbs, are added to full-fat yogurt for raita .Dates Raita is a low calorie, sweet-and-sour accompaniment with roti, biryani, pulao.
Hyderabad Sweet Lassi Yoghurt whisked with adding water and few spices makes a good lassi. Hyderabadi sweet lassi is special lassi adding flavoring of Roohafza. Hyderabadi sweet lassi is a special drink from the streets of Hyderabad. Its very popular drink had mostly during ramzan season and summers. It’s a special lassi adding flavoring of Roohafza. Rooh Afza is a concentrated drink. Roohafza is a rose flavoured drink that contains extracts from different plants and fruits. It has a complex flavor.
Mishti Doi Mishti Doi in Bengali means Sweet yoghurt which is a very popular dish in West Bengal, Orissa and Bangladesh. Mishti Doi is made with milk and sugar or also using yoghurt and curd.
Mango Lassi This is a luscious, cool and refreshing beverage prepared with ripe mangoes and yogurt mixed together flavoured with cardamom. Mango lassi is a true summer cooler that replenishes your mind and soul on a long hot day work.
Shrikhand Indian yogurt sweet Shrikhand is a classic Indian sweet dish from Maharashtrian cuisine/ western India made of hung & strained yogurt flavoured with saffron and cardamom. Shrikhand is a popular, classic, thick and delectable Indian yoghurt sweet commonly known all over India especially in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. It is one of the prime sweet delicacies from the Gujarati and Maharashtrian cuisines made with hung & strained yoghurt flavoured with saffron and cardamom.
Mango sour cream Dessert - Amrakhand recipe Mango Shrikhand is a very popular Indian dessert made from strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine. In Gujarati cuisine, shrikhand is eaten either as a side-dish with breads such as poori or as a dessert.
Rum and Raisins Baked Cheesecake Rum and raisin baked cheesecake -- excellent short-crust pastry filled a bed of rum soaked in run and topped with cheese mixture made with hung curd. Baked until done.
Buttermilk Raisin Walnuts Muffins Buttermilk Raisin Walnut Muffins are soft, moist, and crunchy; flavoured with buttermilk, garnished with walnuts and raisins.
Most of the above dishes are just mouth-watering and tempting to eat with its explicit and seductive magic of flavours that dribble our taste buds.
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