It is simple. I always wondered, for a country which has been living on ‘dahi’ forever, why they were so floored by the whole ‘Greek yogurt’ revolutiion recently. Well, revolution is quite a strong word. But you get the point, right? Dahi may not be as creamy as a Greek Yogurt but we do have Shrikhand in the Western part of the country which is as creamy as it gets. Then why is our Shrikhand not popularised in the same way? The same goes for mishti doi (but then mishti doi is far from being healthy).
Recently I saw a lot of ads on Epigamia, the Greek yogurt brand. It was everywhere, from social media posts to print ads. I tried it too. It was really delicious. However, a small cup of Epigamia, which had just about 2 table spoon of yogurt costs Rs. 40. No offence meant to anyone but for me, I would not pay that much for yogurt. Tugga gobbled up two flavours in a row. Same was with me. Between the four of us (including Ma), we finished 6 of them in one afternoon. That’s a whopping Rs. 240!!! Next came Tugga’s request of wanting fruit flavoured Greek yogurt everyday as his mid meal snack.
The cost sensitive mom in me jumped into action and churned out 4 different flavours of Greek yogurt. It is actually quite easy to make and if you have the necessary ingredients at home, it is no rocket science.
It was the strawberry season. Hence I made one with strawberry flavour. Banana is the easiest since you can find them round the year. I also made mango and one with mixed berries. We did not have the time to photograph the flavoured Greek yogurt with mixed berries. Here I will explain how to make the rest of the 3 flavoured Greek yogurt.
Please note that I have no idea about the traditional way of making Greek yogurt. But whatever process I have used here has churned out a very creamy textured yogurt which is as good as the ones you get in the market.
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