This recipe is one among the series of products I shot for Ancient Cookware. The other recipes are Chettinadu Mutton Curry, Dindigul Chicken Biriyani, Hyderabadi Veg Dum Biryani, Village Style Chicken Curry & Mint Peanut Chutney. Ancient Cookware’s products are so unique and amazing. Their Clay curry pots can be used in the oven, stove top or direct fire. The pots are unglazed and 100 % Eco Friendly, totally free of any toxic materials or lead. I have tried their curry pots (7-inch, 8-inch, 9-inch, 10-inch), small biryani pot and yogurt pot. Those who wish to buy products from Ancient Cookware, let it be indian pots or any products from their store, can avail a discount of 5 % by using coupon code : Preeti. You need to use this code at the time of checkout.
I have given the steps for curing the clay pots and also did a video which you can refer. Before using a Clay Curry Pot, wash it with a mild dish-washing liquid or water and rinse them well. After blotting dry with a kitchen towel, fill the pot with a few cups of rice stock water / kanji vellam or plain water and let it soak overnight. On following day, empty out the water and wash it again.
With a kitchen towel, wipe it and then grease with a generous amount of coconut oil or gingelly oil both inside and out. Put the pot on stove top and slowly bring up the heat until up to medium for about 5 minute. Let the pot cool completely, refill it with rice stock water or plain water and leave it overnight again. This procedure should be repeated for 3-4 days. After that, the pot can be used to cook.
How to make thick curd at home
- 1 liter milk
- ¼ cup starter yogurt
- Please check the instructions below.
Once curd is set, keep it in refrigerator. Otherwise it may turn too sour.
Never ever try to disturb the bowl in which milk and curd mixture is kept to set.
- Heat a pan with milk. Once it start boiling, remove from the heat. Let it come to lukewarm stage. Add starter yogurt to the yogurt clay pot. Pour milk and close the lid. Keep aside for 6-8 hours or till yogurt is set.
- Till yogurt is set, do not disturb the pot. Your home made thick curd / yogurt will be ready. You can keep the pot in refrigerator and serve when needed. Yogurt is used a lot in Indian cuisine for example to prepare raita dip, biryani, curry, rice, tikka, kebab, juices, etc. The list is endless.
Some of the recipes tried using yogurt / curd, Chicken Tikka, Mumbai Style Chicken Biryani, Curd Chutney, Boondi Raita and Pakoda Kadhi. If you try any of my recipes, then do share your feedback with us.