Monday, March 02, 2009

Clay Pot for setting Yoghurt/ Dahi

Clay Pot for setting Yoghurt, Dahi, CurdI just bought this clay pot from the Dastkari Haat Samiti bazaar that came to Bangalore for a 10 day fair held at Chitra Kala Parishad. Its from the Rajasthani terracotta pottery stall. I was told by the potters that if I thought I was setting good yoghurt/dahi at home, I didn't know how much better it could be if I set it in pot like this ! Sure enough, this mud pot for Rupees 80/- has given me the BEST yoghurt I have ever been able to set at home and it tastes delicious. My friends have since also praised the pretty clay pot and the taste of the yoghurt/dahi set in it.


The clay pot is not glazed or coloured with anything. It helps to wash it gently in water several times before using it to remove any debris.
I also find it useful to fill any clay cooking vessels with left over water in which you have cooked rice, and leave it overnight. It primes the dish and prepares it for cooking, or in this case setting yoghurt/Dahi.

9 comments:

Asha said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Ria Patel said...

Thank you Asha !

Anonymous said...

Hi Ria,

Nice reading your blog...

Also wanted to know if you are Ria Patel who studied in SPV Delhi? If so, you may remember me, although I am many years your senior...

If you are "that" Ria, please mail me on apdev2002@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Ria,
Did you ever try to make dahi at home in America, mine does not set at all? What's the trick. Jhilmil

Ria Patel said...

Hi JM, I hardly ever set Dahi in America because it always came out watery. The trick is setting it with creamy store bought dahi to begin with (not low fat) and keep it in a very warm place. If its easy to buy, the greek low fat yoghurt is best with Indian food.

Ria Patel said...

Hi Aparna, I am the Ria Patel from SPV.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to have touched base with you again.

Udaya said...

Is there a way I can buy these online?

Ria Patel said...

Hi Udaya, I'm not sure you can order this online but I will find out. It may also be hard to ship it as its pottery. Where do you live?

Ria

Clays said...

Please let me know where can I buy these pots in uSA