As per the legend, Kefir was a gift of the Mohammad to the shepherds of the Caucasus Mountains. Although passed from generation to generation, the recipe and the culture was always a closely guarded secret. The Russian Tsar brought them to Europe and it proliferated ever since. Milk Kefir is loved by anybody who likes yogurt. It is a creamy, tangy smoothie, which can be drunk as is or flavored with fruits and sugar.

kefir Greek yogurt with mulberry and cranberry

Kefir Recipe

A simple recipe to make a creamy probiotic fermented yogurt. But culture once and make over and over again. You can infuse it with strawberry, mulberry and cranberry to make it mroe colorful and interesting.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
fermentation 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine probiotic, russian, turkish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 100 kcal


  • Airtight glass bottle
  • Tea strainer


  • 1 liter Full cream milk boil and sterlize it before use
  • 1 tbsp kefir grains can be reused.


  • Take a bowl of full cream milk. (Substitution with coconut milk and other vegan options is also possible). However, skimmed milk should be avoided.
  • Boil and cool down the milk to room temperature, add a teaspoon of kefir grains and put it in an airtight container.
  • Shake it a bit every hour and in 4 hours we will get a creamy, fermented kefir.
  • Use a tea strainer to filter the kefir out. In this, we get back our knotty, rubbery kefir grains, which we can use for our next batch.


You can make greek yogurt, buttermilk, smoothies, yogurt drinks with kefir. We can also infuse banana, berries, and other fruits in the kefir servings as well. However, like curd, please remain cautious. If it smells funny or tastes funny, then discard the entire batch.

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Keyword greek youghurt, probiotic yoghurt, yoghurt


21 years of experience in Home Brewing and author of Arishtam (India's first homebrew Guide Book).

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  1. Kusum Agarwal

    5 stars

    i love greek yogurt style kefir.

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