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Is the difference between curd, yoghurt and probiotics yoghurt?


Curd which is mostly used by me to make any dish rich and tasty. Be it Biryani, Mughlai curry, Makhani Gravy, etc But what is the difference between a curd, yoghurt and probiotics yoghurt.

Some say that they are same, which is incorrect.

Some say frozen curd is yoghurt, which is also incorrect.

Some even say that American’s call it yoghurt and we Indians call it curd, which is also incorrect.

First we need to know how curd is made.


Curd is made by boiling milk and then again cooling it down till 30°-40° C and then by adding some curd into a container. This curd is basically a type of good bacteria named Lactobacillus acidophilus which acts upon the milk and under controlled temperature multiplies to give us a potful of curd.

Now to produce yogurt, milk is first heated, usually to about 85 °C (185 °F), to denature the milk proteins so that they do not form curds. After heating, the milk is allowed to cool to about 45 °C (113 °F). The bacterial culture is mixed in, and that temperature of 45 °C is maintained for 4 to 12 hours to allow fermentation to occur.

These bacterial culture are good bacteria’s which are good for our intestinal health.


Probiotic Yoghurt are similar such bacteria’s but lab picked which fights all digestive juices like bile, gastric juice and reaches intestine alive. Now these are good bacteria and benefits our intestine when they reach alive towards our intestine.

Probiotic Yoghurt

There are many products like probiotic milk, probiotic drinks, probiotic curds which works on this same fundamentals.

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