Yogurt dip is made with rich and creamy hung curd.
A dip can rev up any munchies or snacks that we love to hog on to kill our in-between-the-meals hunger pangs. Be it chips, fritters or even cucumber sticks, all these foods dipped in a creamy, mushy dip just taste better than without the dip. Now, almost all these dips are made with mayonnaise, cheese, oil and other high-calorie, fattening foods. If you want to make your munching time a bit healthier, yogurt dip is a great option to replace your unhealthy dips. It is made of yogurt or curd or dahi, which is a staple food in most Indian households.
Curd is a healthy food option, and since it is a derivative of milk, it is highly rich in calcium and also other vital nutrients like vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium and magnesium. It is a great probiotic food; the good bacteria present in curd help keep gut healthy and ease digestion. It is low-cal, light-on-the-stomach food; hence, it is the perfect pick for those looking for weight loss. When curd is turned into hung curd by removing its excess water content, it attains a creamy, dip-like consistency and taste, which makes it a healthy alternative for regular dips.
This recipe video on YouTube channel ‘Something’s Cooking With Alpa’ by popular food vlogger Alpa Modi, shares an easy method to prepare this healthy dip at home in just 5 minutes. Common yogurt dips contain black pepper, salt, garlic and lemon juice. This recipe gives a slight variation by adding some sugar (1/4 teaspoon) and a garnish of green onion leaves as well.