Hung curd, popularly known as Greek yogurt, is nothing but yogurt (curd) drained of all its water. Hung curd is usually recommended for those who’re willing to increase the protein content of their diets.
Hung curd has twice the amount of protein and half the carbs as well as sodium as compared to normal yogurt. Rich in protein, hung curd also aids weight loss, and works to improve gut health, bone health, cholesterol, and digestion. No wonder it has taken the fancy of many nutritionists all over the world. Right from kebabs and dips to sandwiches and even desserts, there are tons of recipes that can be used to make hung curd work for you as a part of your diet.
Here are three easy-to-make dishes that you can try out for yourself!
1 cup fresh hung curd
½ cup granola
1 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 banana (cut round)
1 apple (chopped)
● Mix granola, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts and raisins.
● Add hung curd to half of this dry mix.
● Add the bananas and apples.
● Mix well. If you want, you can add honey to this mix too.
● Add the other half of the dry mix to the bowl as a top layer.
Hung Curd Sandwiches
4 bread slices
1/2 cup hung curd
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup cucumber (grated)
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
Salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
● Add carrot, cucumber, onion, and coriander leaves to hung curd in a bowl.
● Add salt and pepper to this stuffing, and mix well.
● Grill the bread slices, or toast them lightly over the stove.
● Take one slice of bread and apply 1.5 tablespoon of stuffing on it. Cover with another slice.
● Cut into pieces, and serve with ketchup.
Hung Curd Cutlet
2 cups hung curd
1 cup paneer
1 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp corn powder paste (made in water)
2 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
1 tsp chaat powder
2 bread slices (broken into small pieces)
Oil (for deep frying)
Salt (to taste)
● Mix hung curd, paneer, coriander leaves, bread slices, chaat masala and salt to form a soft dough.
● Divide into equal portions and shape them into small round balls.
● Dip each ball in corn flour and roll them in the bread crumbs.
● Deep fry the round balls until they’re crisp and golden brown.
● Drain the excess oil on kitchen paper, and serve with ketchup or mint chutney.