Curd cheese – Bond’e (in Kodava)

Curd cheese

Curd cheese or Bond’e is given to the infant during Confinement period.Usually given after/on 12th day of babys birth.I learnt it from my kodava friend. Thanks Madrira Rashmi Lishan for sharing this with me.

This is prepared using curdled milk.It is believed that, this will help baby gain weight. 

 

 Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ltr milk
  • 1 tspn of lemon juice

Curd cheese ingredients
Method: 

 

 Boil the milk to reach to three-fourth of its quantity. Squeeze lemon juice to the boiled milk ,

Stir-cook the broken milk for some time and remove from heat.Broken milk

Drain out all the water and hang it overnight in a muslin cloth ( to remove excess water)

Drain water Hang in muslin cloth Curd cheese

Make tiny balls of this the next day morning. Take a pinch of it using your thumb and index finger and feed it to your baby.

Curd cheese

Curd cheese