When curd has been a part of our regular diet, there is no way to be without them when they are the most healthiest food on the planet. And when you have switched to a vegan lifestyle, it could really make you wonder, how would you find an alternative to curd that doesn’t compromise on its health benefits. Initially, when I turned vegan, little did I know about vegan curds, but with experience and experiments, I discovered a variety of plant based curds that are wholesome and healthy. In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make vegan curds using peanuts/groundnuts that are healthy and also taste just as good as regular curds.
Peanut Curd ( Vegan Curd )
6 – 12 hours
Soaked peanuts/groundnuts – 1/2 cup
Water – 1 1/2 cup
Green chilli stems – 5 to 7
Green chilli – 1, split into half
- Wash 1/2 cup peanuts/ groundnuts and soak them in water for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
- Drain the soaked water and rinse the ground nuts thoroughly in fresh water and grind them to a fine paste adding water little by little in increments. Add 1 1/2 cups of water i.e three times the measurement of ground nuts. You can also adjust the water to less or more as per desired curd consistency.
- At this stage you can either strain it or use it as it is.
- Now boil the groundnut milk in low simmer until it starts to bubble.
- Turn off the heat and allow it to cool until its slightly warm. When it is warm, add 5 to 7 green chilli stems and a slit green chilli and keep to set in a warm place.
- Setting may take anywhere between 6 to 12 hours depending on the weather conditions.
- Once the curd is set, discard the chilli and stems and store it in fridge and consume