Thursday, 23 July 2015

Herbed Garlic Dip

Herbed Garlic Dip
The simplest of things bring us maximum joy. The first sip of water on a parched throat feels like you just finished a banquet feast. Soft over worn clothes are ones which provide most comfort. The sight of the sun after it has rained continuously for days on end warms the heart, Snuggling into bed with your favourite old pillow, says you're home. The sound and sight of a giggling baby, when you say peek-a-boo! is pure bliss....

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We do not need much to enjoy life's simple pleasures.

This simplicity can even be experienced in the food we eat. Food made from simple basic ingredients is what we would like to savor again and again.

Take home made dal chawal (yellow lentils with rice) for instance or this easy to make Herbed Garlic Dip, it is made with two star ingredients, yogurt and garlic, and a few added condiments. But ask anyone who has tasted it and you are sure to find a fan.

This Garlic Dip, has almost always made an appearance at our get togethers with friends and seldom have we seen a bowl that hasn't been wiped clean. It is that delicious.

So what are you waiting for?

Make a note of the recipe quick, then make some, invite your friends over and make some everlasting 
memories :-D

Serves 6

You will need: 

400 gms plain yogurt
3/4 tsp garlic paste
1/4 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp fresh herb(s) of choice ( this is optional. I had some chives on hand, so used those.)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)


- Allow the water from the yogurt to drain off by placing it into a fine mesh strainer over a bowl, for a minimum of two hours and maximum of four hours.

- Once the water has drained off the yogurt will become thick and creamy, place this yogurt into a bowl and add in garlic paste, salt, pepper powder and herbs. You can also add in a tbsp of mayonnaise to give the dip an even richer and creamier texture.

- Serve with veggie sticks, lavash, chips, starters or nachos.

- It also makes for a healthy spread on toast ;-)



  1. Will definitely try it Pari! Mwaah!

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  3. I added this dip to a bowl of salad and it was mind blowing...thanks


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