Tarag is a yogurt that is popular among Mongolians. It is made by boiling milk and adding a small amount of yogurt. The tarag is then left to stand in a warm place overnight.

The tarag is considered to be very healthy food, especially for children. Nomad families often give their children tarag before they go to sleep.

“We make thirty-seven different dairy products from milk,” said Ganmaa Davaasambuu, PhD.

If you want to try making tarag, here is a recipe:


  • 1 liter of milk
  • 100 grams of yogurt
  • a pot
  • a warm place


  1. Boil the milk in the pot.
  2. Add the yogurt to the milk and stir well.
  3. Let the tarag stand in a warm place overnight.
  4. The next morning, your tarag will be ready to eat! Enjoy!

How is tarag eaten?

Tarag is usually eaten plain, or with some fruit added to it. It can also be used as a ingredient in various dishes.

Mongolian yogurt or tarag

What are the benefits of tarag?

Tarag is a very healthy food. It is high in protein and calcium, and low in fat. Tarag also helps to improve digestion and strengthens the immune system.

History about tarag

The tarag has a long history in Mongolia. It is mentioned in the Secret History of the Mongols, which is the oldest surviving literary work in the Mongolian language. The tarag is also mentioned in other Mongolian texts from the 13th and 14th centuries.

By the way, Genghis khan hurt his neck during a war. There was no water to clean the wound so tarag was used instead and it saved his life.

Hello, my name is Bayanbat. I was born in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. The written blog post is my real experiment of living in Mongolia. So if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

So, what’s your favorite Mongolian food? We’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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