Hung Yogurt (Dahi)

This yogurt, or dahi, has a wonderful creamy texture that holds during the cooking process, and it provides a cooling effect during spicy meals.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 2 cups plain yogurt


  • Line a sieve with several layers of cheesecloth. Place the yogurt in the sieve and suspend over a bowl.
  • Let any liquid drain into the bowl, and then discard the liquid. Tie the ends of the cheesecloth to form a pouch. Weigh it down using a few cans in a plastic bag as weight. Let it sit for about 2 hours to allow any remaining liquid to drain out.
  • Remove the cheesecloth. Transfer the yogurt to a container. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.