Saturday, February 22, 2014

Where can I find Sour Cream in Mumbai???

Even though I'm not in Mumbai any more, I know there must be atleast a few other cooks and bakers like me, who found amazing recipes online, only to find that they needed sour cream to make it. "What's the big deal?", you ask. Well the deal is you can't find Sour Cream in Mumbai. This is one product that hasn't yet made it to the supermarket shelves. No matter how hard you try, it will be practically impossible to find a tub of it, and if you're really lucky and you do, you'll have to pay an exorbitant amount for it.

It was extremely frustrating for me, until I decided that enough was enough. I was determined to find a way to either make it myself or find a substitute for it. After a lot of reading up and digging through quite a lot of material, I found out that you can easily mix up a concoction that you can use when a recipe calls for sour cream. All you need is some Fresh Cream - I always used Amul Fresh Cream and thick curds (dahi) - this you can either use homemade dahi or Amul Masti Dahi - a brand I preferred to use. I'm pretty sure you could use any other brand available with the same results.


Sour Cream

200g fresh cream
1 heaped tbsp thick curds
A pinch of salt

Beat the cream till slightly thicker and still creamy.

Add the curds and the salt and mix well, till everything is well incorporated.

Use as needed.

And that's it! How easy is that?


I hope you find this little snippet helpful. I sure did.

Disclaimer: This post hasn't been sponsored, nor have I been compensated by Amul in any way. These are products that I use and really love working with and wanted to share with you.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you, that was really helpful.

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    1. Happy to help Nabila ... and thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

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  2. Oh thank god u put this info up! I ws wondering how il try ur luscious choc cake recipe :) yay!

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    1. Glad I could help, Christine .... Hope you enjoy the chocolate cake :)

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  3. Thank you Trisha! This really is helpful..

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  4. Hey, I wanted to know after mixing the curd and fresh cream, must it be left aside for a few hours or is it good to go immediately ? Thanks in advance :)

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    1. It is ready to be used immediately.

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  5. Thank you, extremely useful and utmost simple with Amul fresh cream which is easily available and not too expensive.

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    1. Your most welcome Dipti ... happy to help :)

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  6. Wow.. All the other sour cream recipes online suggest you need to leave this mixture for 24 hours. I'm glad i found an instant recipe :) But will it be thick ??

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    1. It will be as thick as the cream is Genevieve. Just make sure you are putting the thicker part of the curds in and not the whey if you are looking to keep it thick. The whey will make it thinner in consistency. Hope this helps.

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    2. I made it and had it as a topping over my crisps .. It was absolutely amazing . Thanks Trisha

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    3. I'm glad I could help ... Happy to hear you enjoyed it :)

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