Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Homemade Soy Milk

Recently, I had gone on a vacation to India.I guess my hubby had enough free time(!?). He had used the pots I had prepared for this summer and when I was back home,I could see some plants.When I checked with him, he said, I just threw whatever I could find.Now I'm clueless what are these.But he sincerely watered them.Few days back, there was a snow prediction and we were cleaning the deck, to our surprise we harvested few potatoes and Sweet potatoes.I could see a big glee on his face.The value of simple things increases invariably,when we do it yourself and you tend to develop some extra interest on that.




Same thing happened, when I made this Soy Milk for the first time.Literally did a small victory dance.Of course the idea was from my hubby.Being a vegetarian, we rely on pulses for protein.And he hits gym everyday. So, he insists me to prepare protein rich food . We enjoy making variety of dal and other re-fried beans (Sundal),for the same reason. Our new addition is this Soy milk.



Simple preparation and more economical and easy to consume as milk shake or with any cereal makes me brag about this.Once you prepare, it stores well for a week or so in the refrigerator . Just add some banana/ seasonal fruits and other dry fruits to make a healthy start to your mornings.


Ingredients


Dry soy beans  1 cup     * see notes
Purified Water  1.5 cups



Method


  • Wash and soak the soy beans for 8 hours / over night with regular water.
  • There should be an inch of water above the soy beans.
  • Drain  & discard the water.
  • Remove the flimsy cover from the beans.
  • Blend with purified water.
  • Use a cheese cloth and strain the milk.
  • Transfer the milk to a saucepan and heat on medium,do not let it boil.
  • Keep removing the cream / malai / skum on the top.
  • Let it heat for 10 to 15minutes.
  • Cool and store in a glass container.

You can use the residue / by product you get when you filter the milk ,in any desired form like adding it to dosa batter.Soon I will share some recipes with them .

Notes 

Start with a cup of soy and 1.5 cups water. You can adjust the consistency of milk by adjusting the amount of water.

Now have a look at the harvest pics.


6 comments:

  1. Ooooooh!! I love love love this! You're totally speaking my language here and I must try this! Thank you so much for sharing it at Fiesta Friday this week!! :D

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