The Hindu recently published a full-page article about the horrors of the dairy industry. A friend of mine who was very moved by it tried to go off dairy. The satisfaction of the 'curd rice' at the end of a meal made her go back on her vegan vow. Here's a wonderful alternative that we've been using for many months in our largely vegan home! It is much healthier and less expensive than cow's milk curd. Try it!
|1. Soak one cup of peanuts for 7-8 hours|
|2. Remove the water (which would have turned pinkish brown). |
Rinse it once again in fresh water.
|3. Add a cup of water to the soaked peanuts and put it in the mixie jar.|
|4. Blend it well for a few minutes.|
|5. Voila! You get rich creamy peanut milk.|
|6. Place a clean unbleached and uncoloured muslin cloth (dhoti cloth is ideal) on a vessel and pour out the milk with the peanut paste.|
|7. Strain the milk by squeezing it out.|
|9. Boil the milk.|
|11. You can repeat the procedure a third time and get another cup of milk, which will not be as creamy. Add some cardamom and jaggery and drink it. |
Use it like you'd use milk in any other recipe. For example, payasam.
|12. What remains after three rounds of milk extraction is this! |
Throw it into your compost pile.