A question most curd lovers usually ask is, what is the best vessel to set curd? Through this blog, I am going to share why I think clay curd pots are the best vessel to set curd in. Have you ever enjoyed authentic curd that is baked in traditional terracotta curd pots? If so then you know the feeling, if not then it’s time to try.
I love curd, so at home, in our balanced diet, we automatically have curd as one of the dishes just like in a household in India. Curd is full of good bacteria (probiotics) and protein, contributing to the holistic welfare of your body. If you consume curd on a daily basis then buying from the market isn’t the right thing to do. Most Indian homes set their curds at home only, using different vessels but maximum homes use terracotta curd setters as it is the best vessel to set curd. It is an easy one-stop solution to all curd setting-related problems and currently, terracotta curd setters are taking over the market and housewives particularly prefer clay curd pots to other kinds.
The secret behind enjoying delicious curd is that it is prepared in terracotta curd pots. The Clay pots help to maintain the normal temperature. Therefore, while setting curd in any other vessels, it starts becoming sour very quickly. But the curd prepared in a clay curd pot will take a long time to turn sour and the taste of that remains the same for a very long time. You too can see the difference in the taste of curd if you use a terracotta curd setter.
The below points will make you realize that a terracotta curd pot is the best vessel to set curd.
Thicker, Creamier, and Richer
Clay, the material used to make terracotta curd pots, is porous in nature which makes them water absorbents. Therefore, when the curd is set in a clay pot, excess water is gradually absorbed resulting in deliciously thick, rich, and creamy curd. In a glass or metal vessel, the water displaced by curd remains within which makes it runny and watery.
- Right temperature
The process of making curd is all about the right temperature hence the slightest fluctuation becomes critical and can turn the curd very sour. A clay curd pot acts as a good insulator and helps to maintain proper heat. This generates an ideal temperature for the curd to set perfectly.
- Rich in minerals
As you know terracotta curd pots are made using clay, which means that it already consists of several natural minerals. If the composition of clay is derived properly then the clay curd pot will be rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and other micronutrients. Curd prepared in this manner is higher in nutrition and easier to digest than curd prepared in plastic or steel containers.
- Alkaline Nature
Clay is naturally alkaline and curs is an acidic food, which means it balances well. When the curd is poured into a clay pot, the acidity of the curd is balanced by the alkalinity of the clay. Thereby cutting down the sourness and adding a dash of sweetness to the dahi. It is also said that people who add sugar to their curd to sweeten it, do not need to do so if the curd is set in a clay pot as it is inherently sweet and tasty enough.
- Earthy Flavour
Terracotta curd setters set your curd apart from the regular vessels as they give a unique earthy flavour making it the best vessel to set curd. This earthy flavour does not overpower the natural curd taste but adds a pleasant subtle flavour giving the taste buds a delectable experience. Keeping all the health benefits aside, my favourite reason to call terracotta curd pot the best vessel to set curd is the earthy flavour, I guess it is a difficult point to convey/convince you but you’ll understand what I mean the day you try the terracotta curd setter.
While there are lots of reasons to enjoy delicious curd in a clay pot. Since terracotta curd pot is 100% natural, it comes with a little work called maintenance. Before using the clay curd pot, soak it overnight in room-temperature water and let it try completely. Wash gently with hot water for cleaning and strictly avoid using harsh soaps or detergents. To clean, only use coconut or nylon core because terracotta doesn’t work well with harsh abrasives. These are a few tips that would help you maintain your curd setter.
I hope my blog has changed your mind and you’d soon try the authentic and most delicious curd made from terracotta curd setter. Do share your experience with us.