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Preparation time
4h 10min
Total time
4h 10min
600 g


  • 1 litre Yoghurt, Plain, greek style is best
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (use caster sugar for a sweet option)
  • 1 bunch chives chopped, (optional)
  • 1 sprig thyme leaves, (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ground, (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon corriander ground, (optional)

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Recipe's preparation

  1. Place the varoma basket on top of the Thermoserver, or suitable dish that fits below and can hold at least 500ml fluids.

    Line the varoma tray with cheesecloth, or a chux cloth. 

    Mix salt and yoghurt, 4sec/sp4. Pour yoghurt over cloth, distributing evenly. Plave another cloth on top, and cover with varoma lid. Place this on top of the varoma basket and leave to strain for at least 2 hours.

    Holding the varoma tray and lid togethet, quickly flip over, then transfer to the varoma tray again. Plave on top of the varoma basket again to drain for a further 2 hours. 

    Once the yoghurt has drained you can add seasoning as per your tastes.

    Savoury varieties can includes herbs, or spices such as cumin or corriander. 

    For a sweeter option replace the salt with sugar in the first step. 


Labneh makes a great substitute for sour cream or cream cheese. Use it instead of  white sauce in lasagne or pasta dishes. 

To preserve for a longer time, form into small balls, place in a jar, and cover with olive oil or grapeseed oil. 

Thermomix Model

  • Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
    For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or The Mix Australia Pty Ltd and The Mix New Zealand Ltd.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and The Mix Australia Pty Ltd and The Mix New Zealand Ltd assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.


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