Hung yogurt is often used in Indian recipes and as a side dish. Making hung yogurt, a product of regular yogurt, involves an intricate process, but the result is a snack that can be used in a variety of edible ways.
Hung yogurt is simply yogurt that is strained through cheesecloth to remove the whey, the watery substance in yogurt. Yogurt hangs in the cheesecloth for up to 24 hours. The product that remains after the whey removal is creamy and resembles pudding. Hung yogurt has a tangier taste than plain yogurt.
Hung yogurt has a variety of uses and is considered a healthier alternative to mayonnaise and salad dressing. Mixing it with some garlic or lemon juice creates a dip for vegetables or chips. Hung yogurt is also used as a marinade in some Indian dishes, including kebabs. The creamy product can be served as a dessert to balance the richness of a chocolate dish.
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