Tzatziki

2014-11-30
  • Yield : 2 cups
  • Servings : 2-4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 15m

Tzatziki

This is a staple cucumber salad in many cuisines across the world. Tzatziki is prepared in greece with freshly grated cucumbers, yogurt and dill dressing.

Method

Step 1

Hang the curd in a muslin cloth so as to drain the water out in case you not have hung curd.

Step 2

Grate the cucumber and squeeze the water out of it. Add some salt to the juice and drink it ! Crush the garlic and chop the dill finely.

Step 3

Add all the ingredients in the yogurt and add the oil and vinegar. Add salt to taste and mix some of the dill and leave some for dressing. Leave aside for an hour to let the ingredients combine. Serve as a side dish or along with meat dishes.

My Notes

1.You will find this same recipe quite commonly prepared in other cuisines like Turkish and Indian. Indians use coriander and avoid the garlic and the Turkish will use flat leaf parsley for the same.
2. You just cannot go wrong with this one and it is a great accompaniment with kebabs.
3. You need not peel the cucumber skins if you are working with dark green cucumbers. The skin is not bitter or as thick as with the pale green cucumbers.

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