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Yoghurt Flavoured with Garlic and Cummin

The combination of garlic and cummin flavours is quite unusual in a yoghurt dish, but the wonderful taste of this preparation only serves to illustrate the wide variety of ingredients that can be successfully added to yoghurt.
Serves four.Yoghurt Flavoured with Garlic
Preparation time: 4-5 minutes.

  • 1 pint (570ml) plain yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • ½-1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon whole cummin
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • Pinch turmeric

Put the yoghurt and salt into a bowl and beat with a fork until smooth and creamy.
Crush the garlic using a garlic press or chop very finely.
Add yoghurt together with the remaining ingredients and mix.
Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until required.

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Cucumber Raita

This is a delicious, cooling yoghurt dish excellent served with spicy curries together with rice and/or Indian breads.
Serves four.
Preparation time: 5 minutes.Cucumber Raita

  • 1 pt (570ml) plain yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 inch (10cm) piece of cucumber
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Put the yoghurt and salt into a bowl and beat with a fork until smooth.
Thinly slice the cucumber, place slices on top of each other and cut into strips. Now cut the strips into dice. Scatter over yoghurt.
Cover and refrigerate until required. Sprinkle on the garam masala and black pepper just before serving.cucumber-raita9
NB. Allow the yoghurt to reach room temperature before serving.




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