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Does natural yogurt in curry make it taste bitter? Worth the calorie save or just use cream?

(14 Posts)
tb Fri 31-Jan-14 18:05:02

I use it to marinate the meat in for an hour before cooking with a teaspoon of cumin seeds.

ginslinger Thu 30-Jan-14 07:25:21

Madhur Jaffrey has a lot of recipes where the sauce is made with yoghurt -

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 30-Jan-14 07:19:27

Yoghurt is acidic, not bitter. Don't cook with it, however, just stir in a few spoonsful right at the end after the dish has finished cooking and you've switched off the heat. If you avoid the wimpy fat-free type yoghurt it'll add creaminess and won't go thin.

TyneTeas Wed 29-Jan-14 22:02:35

I usually use yoghurt instead of cream for curries, but instead of mixing it in to the sauce and cooking it, I usually make the sauce a little thicker and just put yoghurt out on the table for people to mix in as they want

AmberSpyglass Wed 29-Jan-14 19:15:22

Natural yoghurt isnt bitter on its own. It's great in curries. I tend to just tip some in until it looks/tastes right, so no help on quantities, sorry

ErrolTheDragon Wed 29-Jan-14 19:13:05

Yoghurt isn't bitter. Some can be a bit sour, but that can work well in some curries. If you want to avoid that, go for greek-style or on of the mild bio yogurts.

mameulah Wed 29-Jan-14 19:08:38

Love the cornflour tip, thanks. About how much yogurt do you use when cooking a curry with four chicken breasts?

Thanks everyone!

magimedi Wed 29-Jan-14 09:30:24

And yes to the cornflour - really makes a difference.

mrspremise Wed 29-Jan-14 09:08:48

If I use low-fat yoghurt, I always beat s spoonful of cornflour into it before adding, helps avoid any splitting disasters...

UriGeller Wed 29-Jan-14 09:05:32

Ooh, yoghurt in curries is brilliant! Not bitter at all, really tempers the fierceness of a strong one.
Never tried cream but I often make a curry with coconut cream.

callamia Wed 29-Jan-14 08:56:08

Yep, agreed. I always use yoghurt too.
I'd only pop some cream in if there was some open and needed using up. Those ones seem very rich.

mameulah Wed 29-Jan-14 08:52:39


magimedi Wed 29-Jan-14 08:38:46

I always use yogurt in curries - never cream. Not bitte at all.

mameulah Wed 29-Jan-14 07:53:48

That is all, tia!

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