It's high time that we realize dahi's potential!
There is no doubt in the fact that dahi or curd holds a special place in our hearts. Curd has ample health benefits like vitamin B, calcium, riboflavin and magnesium. Besides, they are efficient in reducing the blood pressure, promoting good immune system and even promotes good bone health.
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Apart from having quite many health benefits, curd can light up any dish and elevate its taste to a great extent. Besides, it could give a great look to your dish. We often add cream to dishes but it does come up with a lot of fat. Curd can be a great alternative to this. Yes, you read that right!! Let us have a look at some curd-based dishes that can make you drool for them.
Aloo is very versatile and here is one more dish that has proved this. This dish has potatoes, curd, gram flour, green chili and other spices. It gets ready quickly and thus, a perfect dish for lazy days.
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Kashmiri Dahi Baingan
This dish is simply delicious and is one of the popular dishes from Kashmiri cuisine. This has eggplant which is slow cooked in curd gravy with many spices and herbs like fennel seeds, cardamom powder and asafoetida. This dish doesn’t only look royal but tastes royal too.
Yes, many of the most delicious chicken curries have curd in them. Chicken pieces in curd-based gravy cooked with ginger-garlic paste, onion, garam masala and other spices is the easiest chicken curry you will ever have. It gets ready in less than 30 minutes and is perfect for impromptu get togethers.
Believe me, even the karela haters will start loving this dish. The curd beautifully balances out the flavour of this dish and makes it absolutely lip-smacking. This is something you should try atleast once.
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Dahi Ki Sabji
This dish gets ready in less than 10 minutes and is finger-licking. It has sliced onions and curd with a blend of several spices. This could be a perfect option for you when don’t feel like cooking but still want something delicious.
This dish has sauted okra in a creamy and a tangy sauce. Dahi bhindi goes well with roti, naan or rice and it might be everything you are looking for.
Dahi is such a basic ingredient but we hardly appreciate it. So next time rather than cooking your basic veggies, give them a punch of curd and see what it becomes. Try these dishes and let us know which one you liked the most!