Yogurt Sandwich aka Hung Curd Sandwich is the ultimate creamy & delicious sandwich with all the flavors you love! Crisp toasted bread, crunchy veggies, creamy yogurt, fresh/ dried herbs and ground spices combine together into a mouth-watering tasty yogurt sandwich. This recipe is very basic & is vegetarian but you can easily transform it to egg or chicken yogurt sandwich by following my tips below.
Greek yogurt also known as Hung curd in the Indian English is nothing but strained yogurt. In other words, it is simply homemade yogurt that has been strained off the whey to get a thick and creamy product.
Yogurt is a great substitute for Mayonnaise, Sour Cream & Cream Cheese. So it can be used in so many ways like in salad dressings, sandwich fillings, dips etc.
About Yogurt Sandwich
Yogurt Sandwich is more commonly known as Dahi Sandwich or Curd Sandwich in India and is one of the widely made. Mayonnaise, Sour Cream and Cream Cheese are not much stocked in Indian kitchens so yogurt plays the role of these like a spread.
Hund Curd Sandwich has a filling of hung curd mixed with chopped or grated veggies, fresh herbs like coriander leaves & mild spices like black pepper or/& red chili flakes. To make them slightly garlicky a few cloves of minced or grated garlic can be added to it.
Sky is the limit! Customize this Yogurt Sandwich Recipe the way you want! These yogurt sandwiches are easily customizable to your diet and taste preferences.
If you have your own sandwich recipe that calls for a sandwich spread, substitute it with the hung curd filling I made for this recipe, minus the veggies.
I tend to make these often and call these healthy sandwiches because it has everything that’s healthy & nourishing to the body. But make sure you use good bread.
These yogurt sandwiches are packed with probiotics from the curd & essential fiber, vitamins and minerals from the fresh veggies & herbs.
You may use low fat yogurt for a low-calorie sandwich and plant based yogurt to make them vegan.
How to Make Yogurt Sandwich (Stepwise Photos)
If you do not have Greek Yogurt/ hung curd, add ¾ cup fresh curd to a cheese or muslin cloth, lined over a strainer. Squeeze it gently to remove excess whey. You can do this the previous night and also hang it in the refrigerator. For the stepwise pictures of the same, check this post on Hung curd.
1. To make 2 sandwiches, you will need ¼ to ⅓ cup Greek Yogurt (hung curd), ¼ to ½ teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon Salt and ¼ teaspoon ground mustard (optional or organic mustard sauce).
2. You will need half cup grated & chopped veggies or for convenience use store bought organic coleslaw mix. Here is what I use
- ¼ cup grated carrots
- 2 to 3 tablespoons fine chopped onion (or ¼ cup blanched, drained & shredded cabbage)
- ¼ cup bell peppers fine chopped (or boiled sweet corn kernels)
- 2 tablespoons chopped coriander or parsley
- 1 green chilli optional chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced or grated (optional)
3. Add mustard, salt, pepper, red chili flakes (optional).
4. Optional If you want you may add some healthy cold pressed organic oil of choice. I used 1 tablespoon extra virgin cold pressed olive oil.
5. Mix and taste test. If you want add more yogurt or more veggies and spices to taste.
6. Butter your bread slices or drizzle some ghee and toast them on a griddle. If you want to make these in air fryer or sandwich toasted, read my instructions in the recipe card below. You can also skip this toasting step and make the sandwich with fresh bread.
7. Turn to the other side and toast until golden. Turn off the heat.
8. Let the bread cool down a bit. Then spread the yogurt filling you made.
9. Cover with another slice and serve right away or with in 2 hours. Yogurt sandwich tends to become sour if you leave it at room temperature for too long and this can also grow bacteria.
Slice the Hung curd sandwich and serve.
Pro Tips & Variations
If you want to use cabbage, heat 1 cup water in a pot. The water must be hot but not boiling. Add salt and stir in 1/3 cup shredded cabbage. Remove after 30 seconds, rinse them with cold water. Add to a colander, shake off and let the water drain completely. I do this the previous night or several hours ahead.
To make egg yogurt sandwich, cut boiled and cooled eggs to tiny cubes and stir in with the prepared yogurt filling. Do this only when your vegetable curd filling is ready. Too much stirring is going to make your yolks messy. Use 1 egg for 2 sandwiches
Another way to make these with egg is to slice the eggs and place them over the yogurt filling over the bread slices. We like a dash of extra salt, chili flakes & chaat masala over this.
Alternately you can also fry the sliced eggs in a teaspoon of ghee and then sprinkle red chilli powder & salt. Cool this and place over the filling. I find a non-stick pan more convenient for this. Handle with care so the yolks don’t break down.
To make chicken yogurt sandwiches, saute fine chopped chicken in butter or ghee until cooked and tender. Sprinkle some chilli powder, garam masala, chaat masala and salt. Stir for a minute. Cool this and mix with the yogurt along with veggies & other ingredients. Make sure you don’t add hot chicken to yogurt.
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
- 4 slices bread
- ¼ to ⅓ cup Greek Yogurt (hung curd or ¾ cup fresh curd)
- ¼ teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
- 1 garlic clove (minced or chopped)
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon black pepper (crushed/ powder, adjust to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon ground mustard (optional or organic mustard sauce)
- ½ teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
- 1 green chili (chopped, optional, leave out for kids)
- 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (chopped like coriander or parsley)
- 1 to 1½ tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil (optional, for flavor)
Veggies (or ½ cup organic coleslaw mix)
- ¼ cup grated carrots
- 2 to 3 tablespoons onion (fine chopped or ¼ cup shredded cabbage)
- ¼ tablespoons bell peppers (fine chopped, green, red, yellow or tomatoes)
- Butter your bread slices on both the sides and toast them either on a griddle or in a air fryer or in the oven, until golden. You can also skip the toasting step and use fresh bread if you prefer soft sandwiches.
- Toast On a Griddle/ Pan: Heat a pan and place your buttered slices of bread over it. On a medium heat, toast until golden and crisp, turning to the other side when one side is done.
- Toast in Air Fryer: Place the buttered slices in the air fryer basket or rack. Air fry for 2 to 3 mins at 360 F or 180 C. 3 mins will give you very crisp toast.
How to make Yogurt Sandwich
- To a mixing bowl add the veggies, herbs, mustard, black pepper, red chili flakes, salt and yogurt. Leave out any optional ingredients you prefer not to use.
- Scoop off the filling to the toasted bread and spread it all over. Cover with another slice & press down. If you are using untoasted bread, spread some softened butter first and then spread the yogurt filling. This prevents your sandwiches from turning soggy.
- Slice your yogurt sandwich and serve right away or within 2 hours. If you keep them longer at room temperature they are likely to turn sour.
Make it in the Sandwich Maker
- Scoop the yogurt filling to the buttered bread and cover. Grill it in the sandwich maker. For this use very cold yogurt. Heat destroys good bacteria in the yogurt so do not grill for too long until the yogurt becomes hot.
- If you do not have Greek Yogurt/ hung curd, add regular curd to a cheese/ muslin cloth and squeeze it gently to remove excess whey. You can do this the previous night and also hang it in the refrigerator. You can also follow this recipe of hung curd to know how to make it.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.
NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)
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Recipe first published in December 2016. Updated & Republished in December 2022.
I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills.
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