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Monday, April 12, 2010

Qatiq (Natural yogurt)

"Qatiq" is favorite drink in Uzbekistan. It is useful, refreshing, helps to avoid intoxication, digestion problems, diarrhea and many other health problems. Especially it is important to drink it during summer season. Preparation is very simple, you just need a small quantity of natural yogurt or greek style yogurt and some time.
1 liter of milk (full fat or low fat)
3 tbsp of plain natural yogurt
If you are using fresh farm milk, then boil it and let it simmer for 15 min. Cool down up to 50 degrees. If you are using pausterized milk, then just heat it up to 50 degrees. Check it with your finger, you must be able to hold your finger in a hot milk for 10 seconds. Now mix 3 tbsp of natural yogurt with milk. Pour in glass dishes and close tightly.

Wrap them with thick towel and again wrap in to another one. Repeat. You will use 3 thick towels. Using towels helps to keep the temperature. Put it in warm place for 8 hours. You can also use some thick bed covers to wrap it, just be sure to keep the temperature warm. After 8 hours your home made, natural yogurt is ready! Enjoy with anything you like.
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!


  1. What do you call in Uzbek *strained yogurt* (that is, with the whey drained off)?

  2. Izhnannyk, we call it "Suzma", if you search among my recipes you will find some salad and drinks made of "Suzma". Glad to help you:)

  3. After 8 hours of keeping warm, can I put it into fridge?
    P.S.: Thank you for sharing the receipt.

  4. That is must:) thank you for asking! I forgot to mention

  5. Rahmat!!! Anchadan beri qatiqi sog'ingandim.