Yogurt Recipes - Yoghurt Recipes

The delicate, mild and milky flavor of yogurt goes well with lots of other ingredients used in Indian cooking. It is, as a result, a key part of numerous dishes. Here is a large collection of Indian yogurt-based recipes, ranging from drinks to sides and salads and main course dishes...

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    Doi Maach
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    This recipe was given to me by my Mother-in-law who in turn got it, as a new bride, from my Father-in-law's Kakima (aunt)! As you can see, it has been tried and tested. Serve Doi Maach with piping hot, plain boiled rice.
  • 02 of 20
    Dahi Gosht
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    A thick, creamy North-Indian curry best eaten with rice and a green salad.
  • 03 of 20
    Pakodi Kadhi
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    Serve this nutritious dish with piping hot plain boiled rice. Versions of this Kadhi are made in both Northern and Western India. Kadhi can also be made without the Pakodis (fritters).
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    South Indian Kadhi
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    Unlike the Kadhi made in North India, this dish does not include Pakodis (gram flour fritters) and turmeric. This dish must be eaten as it is made because reheating will cause the yogurt in it to curdle.
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  • 05 of 20
    Bhindi Bhojpuri
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    This tangy dish tastes great with hot Chapatis (Indian flatbread) and Lehsuni Daal (garlic flavored lentils).

  • 06 of 20
    Dahi Baingan
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    Dahi Baingan can be eaten by itself, with plain, fragrant boiled rice and even with Chapatis.
  • 07 of 20
    Curd Rice
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    Curd Rice is truly comfort food! Of South Indian origin, it tastes great with just a pickle or chutney and also with a daal (lentils) or meat dish.

  • 08 of 20
    Mango Lassi
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    Mango Lassi is the perfect cooler on a hot day. You can add extra sweetness to it (if you like) with sugar or honey. If you're making it for kids and want to avoid the sugar, use unsweetened fruit juice or pulp.
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  • 09 of 20
    Blueberry smoothie
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    This lush, creamy drink is sure to impress whoever you make it for! It is a terrific summer thirst quencher! This recipe makes 3 tall glasses of Angoori Lassi.
  • 10 of 20

    Pina Colada Lassi

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    An Indian twist on a hugely popular western drink! This recipe was invented by a close friend of mine. Pina Colada Lassi is perfect on a hot summer day.
  • 11 of 20
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    This dip can do double duty as a raita (yogurt side dish)! Not only will it taste good with any kind of chips or dippers, it is also a great accompaniment for your favorite rice pilaf.

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    Avocado Raita
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    Avocado Raita is the Indian version of guacamole and tastes yummy with just about anything you serve it with. Turn up the heat by adding more red chilli powder and chopped green chillies!
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    Channa Raita
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    Not only is this a great side dish for any meal, Chatpata Channa Raita is also a terrifc on-a-diet dish! Eat a large bowl of it and you'll be filled up, in your stomach and your mind!

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    Palak Ka Raita

    Palak Ka Raita
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    This raita is both tasty and nutritious. Serve it with your favorite daal and plain boiled or fragrant rice for a lovely vegetarian meal!
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    Doodhi Raita

    Doodhi Raita
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    Milk Gourd or Calabash Gourd is known by various names in India - Doodhi, Lauki, Ghia. It has a mild, almost neutral taste that goes well with most things. Combined with yogurt, as in this simple, tasty dish, it tastes great with pilafs, meat curries and daals (lentil dishes).

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    Eggplant Raita
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    This is a seriously yummy side dish! It is also perfect for hot summer days as it is chilled before eating. I love to spoon it over plain rice or dip crispy poppadums in it.
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  • 17 of 20

    Green Onion Raita

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    This raita is among my favorite and tastes really nice with Biryanis (rich rice-meat dishes). Keep the mints handy for later though!
  • 18 of 20
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    This simple recipe uses fragrant dill to create a cooling side dish to serve with a Pilaf (or Pulao - rice dish). It is really easy to make.
  • 19 of 20
    Mishti Doi
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    Mishti Doi is synonymous with Bengal in East India. The Bengalis are famous for their sweet preparations and Mishti Doi is among their most well known desserts. Mishti Doi tastes great but is amazingly simple to make!
  • 20 of 20

    Shrikhand

    Shrikhand with Poori
    Shrikhand with Poori. Image © Peter Williams/ Getty Images
    Ideally Shrikhand should be made with whole or full cream milk yogurt but you can also make it with low-fat or diet yogurt. The nuts are optional but add that extra special touch to this simple but delicious dessert.