Best Indian Curd Recipes and Dahi Dishes

Top 5 Curd Dishes

Curd is extremely beneficial for hair and prevention of hair loss. Curd is used for the prevention of hair fall, silky and smooth hair. Curd benefits are also known for reducing the chances of dandruff. Curd facilitates zeal and enthusiasm to sexual life. A person, who wants weight, can take curd to add some kilos. It is a good appetizer.

Yoghurt Rice Recipe

Curd rice recipe is one of the favorite Dahi recipes across India, especially cherished by the people of South India. For preparing curd rice, it is suggested to take quality rice weighed 250 grams. Boil the rice and make it cool before mixing other ingredients. The proportions of other ingredients should be as follow: Curd (250 gm), Curry leaves (4-5), Vegetable cooking oil (3 tsp), Water (1 litre), Mustard seeds (1tsp), Chilly (½ tsp).  Mix curd with rice. Now, heat the vegetable oil on a frypan and mix mustard seeds, dried red chilies, and curry leaves, till all the components become red. Add this mixture with a mix of rice and curd. Mix it properly and serve with pickle. Sugar or salt may also be added for taste purposes. It has many health benefits. A person who is underweight or feeling weak may make this recipe on regular basis.

How to make Dahi Bhalla ?

Dahi Bhalla or Paapri Chaat is one of the popular curd recipes among Indians. Dahi Bhalla is made from the ingredients of paapri, bhallas, chutney, dahi. For preparation of paapri, ingredients like maida, oil, ajwain, and salt for taste has to be arranged. Mix all these ingredients as per the requirement and make dough for chappti. Now, fry these chapattis to make paapris.  In the making of bhallas; moong, urad, zeera, and oil are arranged. Before grinding both the pulses, soaked them well in water for 2 to 3 hours. Mix it well till it becomes fluffy and pummel. Fry the pummel until it becomes brown. Chutney is prepared preferably from coriander and pudina leaves. Sweet chutney is also prepared from tamarind and sugar. Curd is taken as per the requirement of serving and quantity of the matter.  Now, all the ingredients are fully ready for the making of Dahi Bhalla.  Put bhallas and paapri chat on the plate and mix it with curd, khatti chutney, and sweet chutney, Chat masala may also be added simply to add the flavor.

Beetroot and Pomegranate Raita

Ingredients: Beetroot (50 grams), Curd (150 grams), and 50 grams of fresh pomegranate seeds

Seasoning: ½ tsp of sugar, salt, and pepper to taste

Method: Grate beetroot. Beat curd well. Now add sugar, salt, and pepper to the beaten curd. Add beetroot and pomegranate seeds. Mix well. Chill and serve.

Nutritive value: calories (163 kcals), Carbohydrate ( 20.8 grams), protein (6.5 grams), fats (6.3 grams)

Cucumber Raita Nutritive Value

Ingredients: 2 cucumbers (200 grams), curd (150 gms), oil (1tsp), mustard seeds (½ tsp), a pinch of asafetida, 2-3 curry leaves, cumin powder, and salt to taste.

Method: Chop cucumbers coarsely, Beat curd well. Mix cucumbers with curd, adding salt. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, asafetida, curry leaves, cumin powder, and salt. Pour seasoning over curd. Mix well. Cool and serve.

Nutritive value: Calories (192 cals), Carbohydrate (13.1 grams), proteins (6.6 grams), fats (12.7 grams)

How to Prepare Bottle Gourd Raita?

Ingredients:  In making Bottle Gourd raita, 50 grams tender bottle gourd, 1 cup of curd, 2 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp of chaat masala, salt to taste, and 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds are required as ingredients.

Method of preparation: First of all, wash the gourd to remove dust and dirt. Peel and grate the gourd followed by boil till it becomes tender. Squeeze out water. Mix in lemon juice and chill. Beat curd in a bowl, add salt and cumin seeds. Add chilled gourd. Sprinkle chaat masala on top to make it delicious.

Nutritive value: Calories (153 Kcals), carbohydrates (9.8 grams), proteins (6.4 grams) and fats (8.6 grams).

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