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Old 08-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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Of topic: sorrel is a relative of spinach and in fact is sour. I like sorrel soup, but if I cannot get it, I use spinach with the addition of lemon juice.
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:25 PM   #12
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Raita can be some yogurt with grated fresh cucumber and garlic/salt / pepper. Or just dill chopped and yogurt or cilantro and yogurt.
I have even just served plain ( Greek) yogurt on the side.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:21 AM   #13
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Home made yogurt is better for preparing raita. In india we usually don't add garlic in raita, it will destroy the 'sattwik' taste. We add cumin powder, dhania powder, black salt and sometime fenugreek powder.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #14
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Home made yogurt is better for preparing raita. In india we usually don't add garlic in raita, it will destroy the 'sattwik' taste. We add cumin powder, dhania powder, black salt and sometime fenugreek powder.

How do you make your home made yogurt? I tried making it and it tasted good but I like it thicker. I drained it, but it still didn't get as thick as I like it. I buy plain greek yogurt and love the thickness. Sometimes I drain it to make it even thicker.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:06 AM   #15
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This may sound crazy but have you tried talking gently to your yogurt as it is being made, giving loving and encouraging support?
I talk nice to all my foods that I'm making to encourage good behavior.
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This may sound crazy but have you tried talking gently to your yogurt as it is being made, giving loving and encouraging support?
I talk nice to all my foods that I'm making to encourage good behavior.

No, I have not tried that. I'm learning so many interesting techniques on this site!
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:05 PM   #17
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No, I have not tried that. I'm learning so many interesting techniques on this site!
Carol, just so you know, no mayonnaise's yogurt talks back to him...
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Carol, just so you know, no mayonnaise's yogurt talks back to him...
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Hi,

Does anyone have recipe (not cumin based) for Indian yogurt raita condiment that has a pleasant but more "sour" flavor that I seem to be missing.
Is there a herb that subtly intensifies the agreeable "sour" taste I am missing?
also, the mango lassi recipes I find are also missing this subtly sour taste...
anyone?
Lemon juice?
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Home made and purchased yogurts can have variations in tartness. Consider another recipe or another brand.
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