Yogurt is used in India for marinating meats – it tenderises them – as a tart, creamy flavouring and as an ingredient for sauces. As it is rich in protein, it is also eaten at almost every meal, either plain or mixed with seasonings and vegetables. It is a food that is easy to digest, far easier than milk. It is also considered to be a food that ‘settles’ the stomach, especially when combined with plain rice.
In India, most of the time it is made at home, although it can be bought.