How to make Cucumber Dip With Pita Bread -

Creamy yoghurt and cucumber dip served with pita bread.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pita bread , Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cucumber Dip With Pita Bread

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Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : Cooking Time

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Cucumber Dip With Pita Bread Recipe

  • Pita bread 2

  • Yogurt 400 grams

  • Cucumbers peeled and grated 2 medium

  • Mayonnaise 2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli minced 1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Tie up yogurt in the muslin cloth for an hour, preferably in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Gently squeeze grated cucumber to extract some juice. Whisk hung yogurt to remove lumps.

Step 3

Add mayonnaise, salt, sugar, mustard powder and minced green chilli. Mix in the grated cucumbers.

Step 4

Place in refrigerator to chill well. Cut pita breads lengthwise into finger sized pieces at least one inch wide. Serve with chilled cucumber dip.

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