Hung curd recipe – Learn to make hung curd or hung yogurt with step by step photos. Hung curd or hung yogurt is made by draining the whey from curd to get a thicker consistency that is suitable to use in recipes like Dahi kabab, raita, wraps, sandwiches, shrikhand, dips and deserts. Hung curd is low in sugar, carbohydrates and high in protein when compared to the regular curd. So it can be enjoyed even by those on a low carb diet.
I made this hung yogurt to make restaurant style raita that is creamy, thick and delicious.
Here are the step by step pictures on how to make hung curd. I usually pour the yogurt to a muslin cloth and then drain it for about 30 minutes just above the kitchen sink.
Later I hang it in the refrigerator using a steel hook and then place a tall cup beneath to collect the whey. Since most of us may not have hooks I thought of sharing this method which I saw in a YouTube video.
Hung curd recipe
Ingredients (1 cup = 240ml )
- 2 cups yogurt /curd/dahi
optional for serving
- ⅛ tsp salt or 2 tbsps powdered sugar
How to make the recipe
- Place a colander or filter over a container to collect whey.
- Spread a muslin or cheese cloth over a colander or filter.
- Add yogurt to the cloth.
- Make a knot and hang it just above your kitchen sink, so that the whey drips to the sink.
- Leave it for about 30 minutes.
- After 30 to 45 minutes, squeeze off excess whey from the cloth.
- Put the cloth on the colander and cover it.
- Keep it in the refrigerator about 4 to 8 hours.
- Use hung curd for making shrikhand, dips, tandoori marinade etc.
- If you want to serve it as it is as a dip, you can stir in some salt or sugar or any other seasoning.
NUTRITION (estimation only)
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
If you are new to cooking, follow my detailed step by step photo instructions for best results.
1. Place a filter or a colander over a container to collect whey.
2. Place a muslin cloth over the filter and add yogurt to it.
3. Bring together all the four edges and squeeze of the excess water lightly. Make a knot and hang it above the kitchen sink, the dripping whey can be collected and used for kneading roti dough. Leave it for about 30 to 45 minutes. Place it back on the filter.
How to make hung yogurt
4. Cover it with a lid. Place it in the refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours, depending on the fats and texture of yogurt used.
5. After 4 hours, hung curd is ready.
Refrigerate hung curd until use.