Greek Yogurt – Hung Curd Recipe – High Protein – Video

Greek Yogurt is Hung Curd in India. Straining plain curd gets rid of fat and extra water, making it thick like Paneer roll. High protein helps weight loss.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta    Updated  13 Jul, 22

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Greek yogurt Hung curd

Greek Yogurt - Hung Curd Recipe - High Protein - Video

Greek Yogurt is what is commonly known as Hung curd in India.
Greek Yogurt is known as Hung Curd in India. It is normally made by straining the plain curd to get rid of the fat and extra water. Straining results in the thickening of the curd just like a Paneer roll.

The resultant curd is considered very healthy as it contains double the amount of protein than the same quantity of curd. Fat free greek yogurt is recommended in the weight loss programs too to get more protein than fat.

The other application of Hung curd is found in making Dahi Kabab if you are not on diet!

If you want to stay on the healthy side, you can top up Greek yogurt or Hung curd with fruits like strawberry, mango or nuts to add more vitamins and protein.
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Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 1 min
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 Cup Hung Curd
Calories 210 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Curd Yogurt, Skim or Whole Milk

Instructions
 

  • We are making a unique dish called Hung Curd or more popularly known as Greek Yogurt.
  • Hung curd is used as primary ingredient in making Dahi Kabab – A famous snack.
  • The recipe is very simple and anybody can do it. We need plain curd/yogurt for making hung curd/Greek yogurt.
  • Any Curd/Yogurt has got good quantity of water even if it is not explicitly visible.
  • We would need a cotton cloth like a handkerchief. We would also need a bowl and a Sieve.
  • Now, place Sieve on top the bowl and then place cotton cloth on top.
  • This cloth will be used to hang Curd. Pour all the curd into the cotton cloth.
  • Fold all the corners of the cloth to hold and hang it somewhere in your kitchen. You can use any paper clip or cloth hanging clip to hang.
  • The water will continue to rinse from this cloth. Hence, it is important that you hang it over a sink or a bowl.
  • Hang it for about 4-5 hours. This will help rinse away as maximum water as possible.
  • After 4 hours, Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt is ready.
  • This is also known as Greek Yogurt in western world.
  • Greek Yogurt is famous for its double protein content as compared to plain yogurt.

Notes

  1. If you don't like to diet, you can preferably make Dahi Kababs with this Hung Curd/Greek Yogurt.
  2. If you want to eat this curd as it is, then you can add some Strawberry or Mango Pulp or Nuts to make it interesting.
Hung curd

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 25gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 779mgPotassium: 208mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 300IUCalcium: 150mgIron: 0.4mg
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Written by Maahi Gupta
  Maahi Gupta