Cuisinart original

This classic Indian condiment is incredibly versatile; use as a dip for flatbreads, a cooling agent alongside spicy dishes, or as a sauce for kebabs.


Makes about 1½ cups


2         cups plain yogurt

8         ounces English cucumber, shredded and squeezed dry

2         garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

1⁄8      teaspoon ground cumin

          large pinch kosher salt

1        tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint (about 25 mint leaves)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 37 (32% from fat) • carb. 4g • pro. 3g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 6mg • sod. 82mg
• calc. 83mg • fiber 0g


1. Line a fine mesh strainer with 1 to 2 paper coffee filters and position it over a bowl. Fill the paper-lined strainer with the yogurt and drain for 1 hour. 

2. Remove yogurt from liner and put in a bowl with remaining ingredients.  Stir to combine and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Adjust
seasoning as desired.