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Query from: kumar, hyd, 02/01/06
Topic: COOKING      Submitted on:
Subject: whats the difference between Yogurt and curd


May i known the difference between Yogurt and curd

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Response from: aa aa,   
Council Member on
Hi Kumar!

Yogurt & Curd are nothing but the same. In India, we called it Curd & in US, it called it as Yogurt. It's just one thing with two different names.

Hope it helps!

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Response from: Mrs. Sai Sai,   
Council Member on

Please see this link…

What is the "official" definition of the term "yogurt"?

Under the standard of identity established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in order for a refrigerated product to be called "yogurt," it must be produced by culturing permitted dairy ingredients with a bacterial culture, which contains Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. In addition to the use of bacterial cultures required by the FDA standard of identity, live and active culture yogurt may contain other safe and suitable food grade bacterial cultures. No standard of identity exists for frozen yogurt products, but they too may contain live and active cultures.

The National Yogurt Association (NYA) established its own criteria for live and active culture yogurt in conjunction with its Live & Active Culture seal program. In order for manufacturers to carry the seal, refrigerated yogurt products must contain at least 100 million cultures per gram at the time of manufacture, and frozen yogurt products must contain 10 million cultures per gram at the time of manufacture. This level was based on a survey of leading research scientists involved in clinical studies of the health attributes associated with live and active culture yogurt.

The Live & Active Culture seal to all yogurt manufacturers whose products, both refrigerated or frozen, contain a significant level of live and active cultures.

You can also see these links………

Please see this link for curd…

Ingredients :

1 litre Milk 1/2tsp curd


Milk should be boiled and cooled. Remove the cream (malai) from milk and warm it (not too much).

In a bowl add curd and milk, stirring well. Place it in a warm & cozy place for overnight or for 5-6 hours. When it is done refrigerate it for 1-2 hours for better results.

Note : If weather is too cool especially in winters cover the bowl with some woolen cloth. Preferably use casseroles in place of a bowl for better result. In summers it take less time to get done

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Response from: Trushita Patel,   
Featured Member on
There is a vast difference between Yoghurt and thayir/dahi. The latter has over fifty different bacteris which aid digestion and metabolisation, whereas yoghurt, which is an industrial dairy product has two.

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Response from: Anitha Saran,   
Registered Member on
Hi KUmar,

yogurt is made by innoculating warm milk with cultures.

curd is made by curdling warm milk, like with lemon juice, vinegar, or rennet.

i hope u answered my question. -Thanks Anitha

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Response from: Kamala Ramchandra,   
Council Member on
Hello Kumar, I dont think there is much difference beyween Yogurt and Curd.In India, we call it curd.In the western world they call it Yogurt.Otherwise the process of this from milk is the same.But we can buy different varieties of Yogurt and also in different flavours. If you are looking for plain curd, you should buy plain unsweetened Yogurt. Hope this helps!!!

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Response from: Ti Ti,   
Council Member on

Both are the same. In India we call curd and In usa they call yogurt,

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Response from: Badshah .,   
Council Member on
Hi kumar, Dahi(curd) is a popular fermented dairy product from India and countries in the Indian subcontinent. It is similar to yogurt however it uses a different bacterial culture and has a different texture & taste. It is less acidic and has a clean buttery flavor. While the prinipal aromatic compund in yogurt is acetaldehyde, the primary flavor component in dahi is diacetyl. Traditionally dahi is made fresh daily at home by the lady of the house.Read more at:…

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Response from: Latha Jayaprakash,   
Council Member on
Dear kumar, The difference between yoghurt and curd is that yoghurt is made from pasturized milk with the help of cultures. And the curd is made at home with boiled milk and a little left over curds. Curds are homemade and is not available in the shops.You can store yoghurt for a longer period but cannot store curds like that. The curds will get sour if you refrigerate for a longer time or will get spoilt.

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Response from: ninnu devan,   
Featured Member on
Kumar, Yogurt and curd are one and the same. In India it is called as curd and in U.S.A, it is called as yogurt.They could be slightly different in using the bacterial culture, but both of them are almost the same.

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Response from: vineela malla,   
Council Member on
Hai kumar yogurt and the curd are similar.but homemade is the curd and the yogurt that we get in the supermarkets. both can be stored in the refrigarator.curd may spoil with in 3 to 4 days but the yogurt can store for 15 days.

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