Cooking Tips: How to Make Best Use of Leftover Curd

by Alex Warner Senior Marketing Manager at Indian Grocery

Finding leftover curd in your fridge the next day is a very common and repetitive episode in every household. Let us see what can be done with this leftover curd to avoid wastage. 

With the rising need for healthy living and taking care of the environment as well as the people around you, disposing of least kitchen waste has become a necessity. Recipes keep on circulating on the internet and YouTube tutorials showing how you can make the best use of leftover kitchen essentials like fruit and vegetable peels, curd etc. Following such practices helps the environment in many ways. Reducing the difficulty in waste management is one of them. 

Leftover curd is one ingredient that is always underrated by households. But you know what? Homemade curd made a day before can actually become a healthy treat when you add some exceptional ingredients to cook some making versatile dishes. 

Here are some interesting recipes that you can try now so that the extra curd you had left in the freezer last night doesn’t go waste.


Kadhi is a beautiful and creamy like gravy made by using besan and curd. The buttery curry is best relished with either rotis or chappatis. Depending on your taste preferences, you can either make the dish sweet or add some spiciness into it in case if you are fond of chillis. 


Curd Potato curry

It’s a famous cuisine of Rajasthan where potatoes are cooked using curd instead of tomato puree. Aloo dum, which is a popular and spicy accompaniment to Rotis and Parathas in India, gets a delectable transformation when curd is added to make the curry. Overall this item is mouth-watering and fascinating. 



Another idea to put your last day’s curd into use is for making dosa batter. Yes, you read it right. Curd is used by South Indians to make the dosa batter more flavorful and give it a sour edge. 



Same goes for Idlis. Adding curd to the idli batter helps it to rise and shape better while steaming. Otherwise, without curd, the idlis tend to get flatter. 



This Gujrati famous snack is healthy, nutritious, and easy to make. Curd is used for making dhoklas and it makes the best nibble any time anywhere.


Dip with hung curd

And, if you are too lazy to make any of the items mention-above, no worries! We have an alternative plan for you that ensures no curd is wasted. You will surely love munching on some healthy nachos and chips with hung curd aside as the dip. Sounds great, right?  



Last but not the least, this point is more like a cooking tip than a recipe. Add the leftover curd to the wheat flour dough while kneading. It softens the puris and bhaturas and also gives a slight sour taste which is truly awesome.


Thus, whenever there is an extra bowl of homemade curd left in your fridge, don’t let it go waste. Try these innovative recipes to minimize wastage of food. Also, as a bonus, all the cooking formulas mentioned in this article actually raise the health quotient bar higher. Yes, all of these recipes are good for your health. So, next time when you see leftover curd in your fridge, don’t get disappointed. Just smile and try nurturing your cooking skills further by making such mouth-watering dishes. 

Alex Warner is a Product Manager at Indian Grocery who is a complete foodie who loves experimenting with Indian cuisine. If you are also on the hunt for spicy Indian dishes, then buy Indian Organic Spices online from Indian Grocery and make some scrumptious Indian meals.

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