Homemade yogurt

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Today’s post is something that takes me back to my childhood memories.What’s tasty, easy, and has lots of health benefits ?? Yogurt!!!I remember how my mom used to boil milk and make fresh yogurt everyday and I love the taste of fresh homemade yogurt. Recently when I got in touch with one of my school friend she told me that she still remembers “my lunch box and curd rice”. Without knowing all the benefits of yogurt I used to eat it everyday.

On the contrary I married a man who hates the smell and taste of plain yogurt. He can eat raita  but not yogurt.Since he doesn’t like curd rice, my intake of curd rice has significantly reduced 🙁 . My biggest concern  was about my kids, I really wanted them to eat yogurt. .
The sad part that worries me is that ,the habit of making fresh yogurt at home is slowly vanishing. Here in US yogurt is sold in all major grocery stores and people just buy them. Also there are so many flavored yogurt which according to me can never come close to fresh yogurt in taste or smell and it has a lot of sugar in them.

All parents I see give their kids this flavored yogurt and eventually the kids dont like plain yogurt after they taste them.I always make yogurt at home and pack a box for my kids. Both my kids love yogurt just like me.
So what I suggest is that first try plain yogurt for your kids and if they dont like it then try the flavored ones. Making yogurt at home is very easy once you have the culture to start it.Easy simple 3 steps
                            *Boil milk (I boil in stove ,you can use microwave too)
                            *Cool until you feel it warm from really hot
                            *Add the culture (There are also many yogurt starters available in the market (http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=yogurt+starter&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=30933473661&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2729732781090688010&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_62um3qmdfw_e).
If weather is very cold  warm up the oven to 125 degree and keep your milk in there after adding the culture. Do try to make it and be happy that you are providing healthy stuff to your family. Do share your thoughts on this.

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