Monday, 1 September 2014

Mint Chakkah~ A Creamy Curd and Mint Dip

Mint Chakkah

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!! 
Tastes awesome!!
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.

 Mint Chakkah

Mint Chakkah
Recipe Source:My Diverse Kitchen
Ingredients:
  • 2 cup   curds
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
 Method:
  • 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.

 Notes:
  • 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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12 comments:

  1. I guess this spread is famous world wide..so much can be done with this hung , strained curd..amazing!..I love this dip with just about anything.

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  2. Very refreshing dip Archana...very creamy and inviting..

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  3. It sure looks like ice cream. Loved the look of it.
    Deepa

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  4. yummy isnt it..i made it too....:) i knew we were attacking the same channels :)

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  5. Very simple yet perfect dip!Must try it sometime.Good one Archana :)

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  6. This dip sounds like perfect accompanied with the bread !

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  7. I even thought of making chakkah with fruits flavor but missed it.. Very flavorful chakkah looks very creamy :)

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  8. Lovely dip, i was a little skeptical about garlic in curd, so skipped and just made normal like our raita.

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