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Curd?

post #1 of 6
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Hi all :)

 

I found two recipes online that I am interested in trying to make. Both Indian recipes.

 

The first calls for:

 

1 cup curd

 

the other calls for:

 

Curd - 1/2 cup, thick yogurt

 

First off, is there a difference between the two?

 

Secondly, what exactly am I looking for? I was in my local market today, and asked the dairy guy for curd. He doesn't even know what it is. :/

 

Lastly, where does one typically get these products from. I am thinking I have to find a local, specialized market, no?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 6

My guess would be that it refers to soybean curd, AKA tofu.

 

mjb.

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post #3 of 6

Sometimes in Indian cuisine, when people talk about curd, they are referring to yogurt. You can fake Indian style yogurt by lining a sieve with cheesecloth and letting it drain or you can make it by heating milk to a boil and then simmer it for about 2 minutes. Let it cool until it is warm (not hot) and then stir in some yogurt. Cover and let sit at room temp for 4-5 hours.

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post #4 of 6

Without knowing what the recipe intends to make it is difficult to do more than guess... but perhaps curd refers to paneer (fresh cheese curd)

post #5 of 6
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Thanks for the replies. The recipes are here:

 

http://www.sailusfood.com/2008/01/04/gongura-mutton-mutton-cooked-in-red-sorrel-leaves/

 

http://www.sailusfood.com/2012/12/27/chicken-ghee-roast-mangalore-recipe/

 

Does that help with the kind of curd, and where to buy?

 

Thanks!

post #6 of 6
'Curd' definitely refers to yogurt in these recipes. Exactly as cheflayne describes is how we did it at an Goan place I worked on the tandoor at awhile ago. The owner had cultures that he got from his country that we used but you can just use Greek or plain yogurt.
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