Yogurt and Mint Dip


Since I started to teach Indian cookery, my students are always amazed at how quick it is to make dips, salsa and chutneys which are usually  served in most Indian restaurants with papadams as soon as you sit down.  I always include such recipes as an extra in my class as they  help finish of an Indian meal.  Also quite a few asked for the recipe for the yogurt and mint dip  which is always served so we decided to make the dip in class.  Everyone thought that it tasted so much nicer than the one served in the restaurants.  The flavours in this dip are a perfect balance to serve with any spicy curries as well as samosas or papadams.


  • 5-6 sprigs of fresh mint washed with the stalks removed
  • 2 cups of natural yogurt
  • 1 -2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

To garnish: use a sprig of fresh mint or a couple of slices of fresh chilies.


1.   Chop the mint finely and transfer to a mixing bowl.  Add some salt and pepper  to the mint.

P11903702.  Add the yogurt to the mint and mix well.  Taste and adjust the amount of lemon juice to add to the yogurt.  If  the yogurt feels too sharp, don’t add any lemon juice to the dip. P1190371

3.   Garnish and transfer the yogurt and mint dip to a serving dish and leave in the fridge for an hour before serving.


Do share your dip recipes with me.

Today’s foodie quote is:  “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” -Paul Prudhomme