Cucumber Mint Yogurt Dip

It is soaring over forty degrees here in Calcutta.So yogurt is the hero of the season.One of my favorite dips to go along with rice,naan,chapatis or any cereals or crackers.

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Cucumber Mint Yogurt Dip

Ingredients:

Homemade yogurt: 1 cup

Cucumber: 1,chopped finely

Tomato: 1/2,chopped finely

Mint leaves: 2 sprigs,chopped finely and made into a paste

Green chilli: 1,finely chopped

Red chilli powder: 1tsp

Black salt: to taste

Method:

In a mixing bowl add the chopped cucumber,tomato,chillis,red chilli powder,salt and mint leaf paste.To this add the yogurt.Mix it all.Adjust the consistency using water.If you want it to be runny to be had with rice add  about two tablespoons of water to the mix.Taste and adjust the seasonings as well.Refrigerate it for about 15 minutes before serving.

 

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Raita(Cucumber Yogurt Dip)

This is a traditional Indian dip served alongside many Mughal-inspired dishes like biryani and naan.

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Raita

Ingredients:

1 cup Hung Yogurt

1 Cucumber,diced

1 Onion,diced

1 Tomato,diced

1 Green chilli,chopped

1 tsp Red chilli powder

1 tsp Cumin seeds,roasted and powdered

Salt

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Method:

Whip the curd in a mixing bowl and adjust the consistency with water.It should not be too thick or too runny.Add the chopped and diced vegetables in it.Season with salt and spices.Serve cold or at room temperature as a dip.