Does this picture remind you of Ice cream?
Do you crave to have it? Well so do I?
But waits its not ice cream but a Creamy Curd and Mint Dip!!
Its called Chakkah !!
Chakkah is thick and creamy strained yogurt served in Afghanistan either as a dip or a sauce. It is also used as an ingredient in many Afghani dishes.
- 2 cup curds
- 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- Using a cheese cloth hang the curds for 2 -3 hours. (As I do not like the smell of the cheesecloth, after I remove the curds I prefer to use a fine nylon strainer for the job.
- The result of the hanging should be a creamy and not dry.
- Mix the yogurt and the garlic in a bowl. Do not beat.
- Cover and refrigerate till required.
- Just before serving, stir in the salt and half the chopped mint.
- Garnish with the remaining mint and serve.
- This makes 1 cup of Minty Chakkah.
- This Chakkah should have a nice but not too strong, flavour of garlic so add as much garlic you need to get that.
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