Curd/yogurt Dip

Garlic Dip NG

Curd- garlic dip

Hi friends! Making this creamy, subtly garlicky hung yogurt/curd, garlic dip is  easy. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or as a creamy stuffing for pita bread.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Level: Easy

Course: Snack

Dips or dipping sauce are used as accompaniments to add flavor to a food, such as pita bread, crackers, cut-up raw cucumber, carrots, seafood, meat and cheese, potato fingers, tortilla chips etc. The food is dipped, and eaten. basded on hung curd Dips are commonly used for finger foods, appetizers, and other easily held foods. Thick dips  /yogurt, are very delicious and popular. Dip is a very widespread food, and is eaten in various forms all over the world.

Ingredients:

  • 6 tbsp Hung curd
  • 6 cloves Garlic, crushed well
  • 1 tsp Mustard paste
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar

Method:

Step 1.

Mince the garlic cloves using a mortar and pestle. Keep it aside.

Step 2.

Take a mixing bowl, put the hung curd in a bowl and whisk till it becomes really smooth.

Step 3.

Add the vinegar, crushed garlic, salt, mustard paste, sugar and black pepper powder. Whisk again to mix it well.

Step 4.

Serve with carrot, cucumber sticks, bread and other crisps.

Note: You can make different dips out of this basic dip recipe by adding – finely cut green bell pepper, finely chopped up gherkins and olives, finely chopped mint etc.

How to Make Hung Curd:

When whey water gets completely drained from the curd , hung curd is ready. Hung curd is used in many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes and is a great source of calcium.

Steps-

  • Tie fresh curd tightly in muslin or cheesecloth.
  • Hang the tied ball for draining water / liquids out. Draining over a sink or bowl is best.
  • Wait at least six hours to ensure full draining.
  • Take down the bundle.
  • We can use a weight on the drained curds to press even more moisture out.
  • The HUNG curd can be refrigerated to last a long time without souring.

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Salad Delight

 

A delicious salad made with diced vegetables and hung curd sauce dressing.

Servings: 4-6

Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients salad:

  • 1/2 cup shelled peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots ,peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup French beans , finely cut
  • 3 medium size potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium size apple, peeled and cubed
  • 3 slices pineapple, cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup cherries, deseeded and halved
  • 6-8 Cashew nuts, cut into small pieces(dry roasted in microwave oven for a minute)
  • hung curd sauce (obtained from one kg whole milk “Hanging curd”)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt /or salt to taste
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1tsp black pepper- freshly powdered
  • 1tsp mustard paste

Ingredients ” Hanging curd “:

  • 1 kg fresh whole milk curd

Method:

For making “Hung curd”:

Tie fresh curd tightly in muslin cloth. Draining over a sink, hang the tied cloth with curd for draining liquid out. Wait at least three-four hours for full draining. Take down and open the muslin cloth. The curds are now well hung and store in a bowl.

For making “Hung curd Sauce”:

Take the bowl of hung curds mix in, vinegar, mustard paste, 1/4 tsp salt, sugar, black pepper, and fresh cream. Mix well all the ingredients. Keep the sauce refrigerated till fruit and vegetables are ready.

For making the Salad:

Step 1.

In the pressure cooker put all the chopped vegetables ( not the fruit), add 1/4 cup of water 1/4 tsp salt. Place the pressure cooker on a full flame, as soon as the pressure is formed, switch off the stove. Allow it to cool , drain and chill the vegetables. (You can boil or steam the vegetables too.)

Step 2.

When vegetables are cool, add the cut fruit add hung curd sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper and dry fruit mix it well

Step 3.

Chill and serve.

Salads

Key Ingredients: Green Peas, Carrot, French Beans, Potatoes, apples, pineapple, cherries, hung curd, Salt, Black Pepper, sugar, mustard paste, vinegar

Note: “Hanging curd” is a process by which whey gets drained from the curd. When it is completely drained, you will have hung curd. This ingredient is used in many Indian dishes and is a great source of calcium.