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Homemade probiotic yogurt with my yogurt maker

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013

Homemade probiotic yogurt with my yogurt maker

Homemade probiotic  yogurt with my yogurt maker 
It had been more than a decade that i had bought the yogurt maker, but it was gathering dust in the cupboard . For after the initial excitement, it was reput  in its box and arranged out of sight! But now with the rising ACTIVIA price, i was tempted to give it a try, for at home our weekly one kilo pack of yogurt gets over very quickly and come friday, there will be just one or two cups left! Once the initial batch was made and tasted, there was no going back:)) The Poor eater has now become a big fan of my homemade  yogurt served with a  dollop of my homemade jam!! Infact i have started making yogurt twice a week , for it gets over quite quickly:)

The starter is available in pharmarcies. Though you will have to ask for it, since it has to be refrigerated. Milk pwd is normally used to thicken the yogurt , for otherwise even with full fat milk the set yogurt might not be too thick. But when milk pwd is added to the milk, the set yogurt will be thick like custard, you can almùost turn the bottle upside down safely, something you cannot do with the storebought Activia yogurt. It is only for the first batch that you use the starter and from the second batch onwards you can use a jar of the previous batch as the starter. I normally use the last two jars from the previous batch as starter for the next batch.

Whole milk ( full fat milk) - 1 litre, starter powder - 1 vial, milk pwd  - 3 heaped tbsps.

Take 1/2 cup of milk ( room temperature) from the one litre of milk and stir in the starter and mix well. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 1/2 hour. This is done to activate the starter. Now take the rest of the milk ( room temperature) and milk pwd in a MWave safe bowl and MWave for 30 secs. Then add the starter mixed milk and mix well. Pour into the glass jars and place uncovered in the yogurt maker , cover with the glass lid and switch on the machine. The next day the yogurt will be set like thick custard. Cover the jars with their lids and refrigerate.

Enjoy the homemade probiotic yogurt with live good for you yogurt cultures!!:))


Blogger Karthika said...
Wow yogurt maker....Chumma ovenla light potu if you leave the pathram, yogurt set aagatha??

We leave it in the oven with light On in winter, in summer yogurt sets well when left outside.

Quite interesting, will read about yogurt maker. I am assuming it kinda maintains temperature to ease yogurt making process.
8/14/2013 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger paati said...
Karthika the yogurt maker maintains a constant temperature till it is set.Adhulaiyum mine is a very old model with just a button , automatic seb model which was supposed to be latest when i bought it!!:)), nowadays you have models with temperature control and time setting. Karthika if you love sweet yogurt, try the vietnamese yogurt which tastes almost like custard.
8/14/2013 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Kitchenmate said...
Super.. Orey recipes mazhai than...
I maket at home albeit the yogurt maker, i am curious about adding dry milk powder. I use 1% milk, boil on stove until it boils. Cool it to luke warm, then add the urai thaiyir, then same as karthika said.
If I am going to add milk powder, when do I add that? Before boiling or after cooled?
Now i am starting to buy fat free greek yogurt coz read it is healthy and help with the PMS(really, i wonder)...
8/20/2013 03:14:00 AM  
Blogger paati said...
Kitchenmate the milk pwd is to thicken the yogurt which sets almost like thick cream. I take milk ( rom temperature), milk pwd , stir & MWave for 30 secs and then add the starter yogurt, stir well and place it in yogurt maker. milk pwd is always before boiling milk for otherwise it doesn't dissolve that easily.
the recipe mazhai is because it is summer HOLIDAY , just one more week & it is back to school stress!;)
8/21/2013 08:22:00 PM  


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