Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cumin-Yogurt Dip

Cumin- Yogurt Dip
I had heard so much about Greek Yogurt that I was thrilled when I got a couple of coupons in the mail by Stonyfield Farm for their Organic Greek yogurt called Oikos.
Sadly I could not find all the flavors mentioned,but managed to get the plain and the honey flavoured ones.
I love the taste of freshly roasted and powdered cumin seeds in yogurt(both the savoury and the sweet version),so thought I'd make this simple Cumin-yogurt dip with the plain Greek yogurt.
Ingredients:
  • Yogurt: 1/2 cup
  • Zeera/cumin seeds: 1-2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder: a pinch
  • Salt/Sugar: to taste
Method:
  1. Slowly roast the cumin seeds in a pan until toasted. Cool and pound the seeds with a pestle.
  2. Mix it with the yogurt and either salt (for a savory dip) or sugar (for a sweet dip) or add a little of both for a new flavour.
  3. Garnish the cumin yogurt dip by sprinkling some chilli powder and some cumin powder on top.
Question: What is your favorite dip?

27 comments:

Yasmeen said...

Simply cooling and delicious :).I got the coupons too,plan to buy the yogurt during my next grocery shopping.

Pavithra said...

I too make this and lovely accompaniment with everything..

Chow and Chatter said...

great way to use it J likes the yogurt thick and creamy you need to get some Greek yogurt with it yummy, Rebecca

sangeeta said...

this is such an indian favourite.........does it taste different with greek yogurt

the ungourmet said...

Love your use of the yogurt. Great idea using the cumin seeds. I love the flavor on cumin, it's one of my favorite spices.

I had so much trouble finding the flavors also. Weird!

Jenn said...

I stilll have a couple more coupons left from them as well. Trying to think of other ways that I can use it from just a dip.

Gita's Kitchen said...

That looks delicious :) Love the idea of adding cumin in yogurt!

Pooja said...

Lovely yoghurt dip. I too love this! My favourite is Guacamole dip :)

Priya said...

Simple and delicious Dip..excellent!

Gina said...

That sounds so delicious. My favorite dip is salsa and sour cream, mixed together! Simple, but great. I also love hummus, all different kinds! I don't eat a lot of dip, so I like to see new recipes that may convince me to eat more!

Sweta said...

Yasmeen,Jenn-can't wait to see what you guys do with the yogurt:)
Kim,Reb,Gita,Pooja,Priya- :)
Pavithra-simple yet delicious,isn't it!
Gina-try it,you may like it.
Sangeeta-the Greek yogurt is thick(something like shrikhand),makes the dip nice and creamy!

girlichef said...

Great idea!! I'm so in love with Greek yogurt ever since I received my coupons and tried it for the first time. Thanks for showing me another use :) I haven't been able to find the honey flavor though..which really bums me out.

duodishes said...

Sounds great for a dip. Cumin is one of our fave flavors.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Delicious.. I do this with yogurt too...

angiesappetite said...

Yum, Sweta! Looks absolutely delicious! You have the best ideas for recipes!

I am in love with guacamole right now...that is my favorite dip at the moment, but I also love spicy homemade salsa!

lisaiscooking said...

Your cumin dip sounds great! I really like a dip with dill for veggies too.
Oikos yogurt is so good--I love the honey flavor.

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks wonderful. the cumin really makes it pop!

doggybloggy said...

recipe absorbed - thanks - I can use this for so many things....

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

sounds fantasitc! I usaully use greek yogurt to make tzatziki

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

so fresh and easy to make! Yum Yum~~~

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I adore Greek yogurt-it's so creamy and delicious! This look absolutely delicious and simple so a bonus!

5 Star Foodie said...

Cumin dip sounds wonderful! I now always have oikos in my fridge, looking forward to trying the dip.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Yogurt dip with cumin sounds healthy n interesting.

Elra said...

My favorite dip will be "Muhammara" it is so delicious, unlike any other dips. My second come to spiced yogurt dip, similar to yours with the addition of roasted garlic and lemon. Delicious.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I'm going to turn this yogurt dip into a salad dressing for an indian-inspired bean salad! Yum! My favorite dip is sour cream and onion with potato chips...not like I've had that in years but it's still my fave.

Angie's Recipes said...

Nice cool stuff....the yogurt dip is something I always have in the fridge. My husband eats them about everyday....

eatingRD said...

This is my absolute favorite dip! I think I use greek yogurt on everything. mmm . . we love cumin too.