Have you ever tried making yogurt at home? If yes, you need to know about all of the challenges of making it thick and flavorful – similar to the store bought one. If you do not know the right way of making, it may turn out runny or sour and the excess water needs straining which also strains out the liquid probiotics.
As soon as you learn how to make it properly, there is no reason you won’t make it frequently. After all, it’s so yummy and healthy – with so many health benefits for people of all age classes. But it’s only healthy when it is free from harmful additives such as gelatin (paste made from animal bones), pectin (a bio-polymer acid, lab-made ingredient), etc..
To make this delicious food in the healthiest way, all you need is milk, yogurt culture (leftovers from the previous batch) and most importantly – a pure clay pot. Pure clay is a non-toxic material so no metal toxins leach into yogurt. The pot made from this material is naturally semi-porous or breathable. So no excess water remains in the yogurt as the micro-pores slowly draw out water (& only the water, leaving the liquid probiotics intact) making your yogurt thicker and silkier, obviously!
Here are three easy steps to making yogurt at a pure clay pot:
Turn stove off, and open lid and let it cool down for 30 mins or so, till you can put your little finger and hold it there for 5 secs. Now the milk is prepared for the culture. (this method takes about 2 minutes hands-on-time)
Add yogurt culture. (two minutes hands-on time)
Set in the oven with the lid on and oven light on.
That is a total of fewer than 10 minutes!
Let it simmer for 6-8 hours and the yogurt is ready. The yogurt left in the pot gets thicker and thicker over time. Apart from being thicker and creamier, the yogurt made in pure clay pot is with no doubt healthier because the food doesn’t have any interaction with metals or compounds from the pot. And does not experience nutritional loss while cooking or heating. Also, no additives are used like in the store bought yogurt – save you from damaging effects of artificial sugars and additives.