Hung Curd Recipes
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As the name suggests, hung curd is nothing but curd that is tied up in a thin cloth, mostly muslin cloth, hung up, so that the liquid of the curd comes out. This liquid, also called as whey, can either be discarded or used to knead rotis or parathas. The resultant is a thick, creamy curd with very little liquid that can be used in different ways. Hope you like the Hung Curd Recipes given below.
Hung Curd Recipes for starters
Achaari Paneer Tikkas
Ever had Achari Paneer Tikka and wondered how they get the marinade so perfect and creamy so that it sticks to the paneer well? The secret to this is hung curd! Different flavors and spices like cumin, pickles, garlic and methi are added to the hung curd so that the flavors mend together very well. Then the paneer is added to this and kept aside till the paneer absorbs the flavor and then grilled. Faraali Pahadi Tikka is also made in a similar way. You can make this with paneer and potatoes and change up the ingredients by adding coriander and mint.
Dahi Ke Kebab
A famous delhi snack that uses hung curd is Dahi Ke Kebab. They are so soft that they will definitely melt in your mouth but yet mildly crispy from the outside so that they don’t break down with a twist of crunchy onions inside. For a snack that can be stored for a while, Methi Crispies is perfect. A little bit of hung curd is added to the dough to give it a bit of tanginess and to make it better tasting. Hung curd is also used to make sour cream to put as a topping on Mini Baked Beans Tacos.
Hung Curd Recipes for Dips and Salads
Beetroot and Chickpea Dip
Due to the creamy texture and tangy taste, hung curd makes for a great dip. And the best part? you can make so many variations with it. For something that is fresh and herby, the Coriander and Mint Dip is perfect! It is not only used for dips that have a tangy base flavor, but also as an ingredient in other dips to provide a creamy and smooth texture. Examples of such dips would be Pumpkin dip and Beetroot and Chickpea dip.
Peas and Potato Salad
Not only is hung curd used to make dips, but it is also used to make dressings for salads. Lemony Yoghurt Dressing is a perfect combination of freshness from the lemon and mild sweetness of the apple which can be mixed with other vegetables or fruits to make a salad. Peas and Potato Salad is the perfect example of how hung curd can be transformed into a wonderful salad dressing!
We all eat hung curds as a dip with our favorite chips and wafers but another fun way to eat it is to spread the same in different types of wraps and rolls to give a complementing flavor to it. In Bean Sprouts and Veggie Wrap, curd is used to make a healthy mayo to use as a spread in it. This can be done for other wraps and rolls as well.
Hung Curd Recipes for Sweets
Hung curd, also known as yogurt, when combined with any sweet element makes for a wonderful, light dessert that isn’t very hard to whip up. Curd is also something that kids and adults love since decades. With the new concept of healthy desserts that have come into play, what better way to create one than to use hung curd. The most famous dessert made with hung curds is Shrikhand, it is sweet and has different flavors of elaichi and kesar in it. Healthy Mango Yoghurt is simply made by mixing mango pulp with thick hung curd and a little sugar and refrigerating for some time till the flavors blend. Bhappa Doi, a traditional Bengali dessert with sweet curd, can be prepared in a few minutes only, provided you have hung curd beforehand!
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