If you live in an Afghan home, you will have afghan yogurt sauce at almost every meal. And, once you’ve had it, you will do the same. The Afghan yogurt sauce is cool, creamy, sour, and deliciously herbal. It pairs well with both veggies and meat alike.
Afghan food is not generally very spicy. But, our dishes are quite rich. Fatty lamb, tender beef, and chicken every where. We have multiple sauces and side dishes that help cut those rich dishes. Even our vegetable dish are rich. That is recipes like this Afghan yogurt sauce, and our cilantro chutney come in handy.
Although not required, if you can get your hands on some Afghan kashk, it will make for a special Afghan yogurt sauce. Kashk is made from drained yogurt (in particular, drained qatiq) or drained sour milk by shaping it and letting it dry. It can be made in a variety of forms, like rolled into balls, sliced into strips, and formed into chunks.
Make this! You will use it for everything – on top of soups, salads, chicken sandwiches, as a dip, as a companion for a Saturday walk or a Sunday drive. Seriously. We will be using this for many recipes on Afghan Cooks (or some variation of this.) So make up a batch!Print
Make this! You will use it for everything – on top of soups, salads, chicken sandwiches, as a dip, as a companion for a Saturday walk or a Sunday drive. Seriously. We will be using this for many recipes on Afghan Cooks (or some variation of this.) So make up a batch!
Sour cream (optional)
4–5 cloves garlic minced
The only real instruction here is this – make this according to your taste. If you only have yogurt here are the proportions for 2 cups
Stir together 2 cups yogurt, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tbsp dill, 1 tbsp mint, pinch of salt and garlic. Stir together. Add water until the sauce can be drizzled. If you want it thicker, use less water. We make a very thin version of this and keep it in a squeeze bottle.
You can mix the yogurt with sour cream and/or kashk if you can find it. The rest of the ingredients are the same but its important for you to taste it and add more or less mint, lemon juice, dill and salt depending on your own taste. Taste taste taste! this Afghan yogurt sauce will please the entire family.
- Prep Time: 10
- Category: Sauce
- Cuisine: Afghan
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