Cooking Basics

How To Make Hung Curd? Learn Easy Steps To Prepare It At Home

Hung Curd Recipe, Hung Curd, Curd

All of us, at times really do not know what the difference between Curd and Hung Curd is. We might have seen several recipes that require Hung Curd but then again the question arises that what exactly is Hung Curd?

Hung Curd is basically a form of Curd from which all excess Water has been drained out. Simply put, it is your normal Curd, but there is no amount of Water left in it. It is used as the main ingredient to make several dishes like Desserts, Starters, Dips, and Flavoured Yogurts etc.

Making Hung Curd at home requires very fewer efforts. You just have to just keep the Curd at rest for approximately 5-6 hours, and you are sorted! No extra efforts are required in its preparation. (Also Read: How To Cook Rice? Learn Easy Steps To Cook Plain Rice)

Since the preparation time for Hung Curd takes a little longer, one has to be cautious that they cannot prepare it at a short notice. So, if you are planning to prepare a special dish for your guests, be ready to prepare Hung Curd beforehand. Now, let’s get to the recipe straight away!

Prep Time: 5-6 hours

Level of Cooking: Easy


  1. Curd
  2. Muslin Cloth or a Fine Sieve
  3. Bowl


  1. There are 2 ways to make Hung Curd at Home:
  2. Take a Muslin Cloth and keep it over a bowl.
  3. Now pour the Curd in the centre of the Muslin Cloth.
  4. And then bring all the corners of the Muslin Cloth together and tie a tight knot.
  5. Now hang this parcel of Muslin Cloth on a hook; do not forget to keep the bowl beneath it (so that the droplets falling from the parcel don’t make your kitchen messy).
  6. Leave it idle for 5-6 hours.
  7. After 5-6 hours, apply (very) gentle pressure on the parcel to drain out all the remaining water left in it.
  8. Then open the Muslin Cloth parcel and your Hung Curd is ready.


  1. Take a bowl and keep the sieve on it.
  2. Pour the Curd on the sieve.
  3. And then keep the sieve with the bowl, as it is, in Refrigerator for 5-6 hours.
  4. After 5-6 hours you will see that all the Water from Curd would have seeped out by then.
  5. The residue that is left on the sieve is your Hung Curd.

Chef’s Tip:

  • The 2nd way of making Hung Curd will help you reduce sourness present in the Curd.

Do try and let me know how it turned out. Like, Share, and do Comment below!

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