Soy curd: To make thick soy curd at home without burning a hole in your pocket. This makes about 750 ml curds.
Take ½ cup dry soybeans and soak overnight in 1 cup water. In the morning drain out the water, wash it once. Put the soaked soybeans in the blender and add 1 cup water. Blend on high speed until smooth. (We normally have 3 speed settings.) Using a very fine sieve or strainer, strain it out into a clean empty vessel. The first milk is very thick and may take a while to strain. But do not add any water while straining. When fairly done, put the ground beans back into the blender and add another cup of water and blend again. Repeat the straining process. This milk is slightly thinner than the first milk and comparatively easier to strain, so you can get to strain it better than the first time. Repeat the same process and add 1 cup water again and blend and strain. The soy milk is ready to be boiled. Heat this milk. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil until the froth disappears stirring occasionally.
Allow the milk to come to the right temp for setting curds. Add 2 tbsps of rejeuvelac. Mix well and keep aside in a warm place to set for approx. 8 hrs. And tadaaa...your delicious unflavoured soy curd is ready..!
That's my soy curd
Peanut curd: Follow the same formula except instead of 3 cups of water add only 2 ½ cups water. Rest of the method is ditto. Here I must caution you. Peanuts should not be soaked for more than 4 hrs and peanut milk should not be boiled for more than 1 boil. Doing so gives the milk a strong nutty flavour.
And here is my peanut curd
Oh and I made curd rice for my Dairy Alternatives Demo session today and everyone loved it!
That's my demo just getting over...