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Yogurt-Based Recipe Suggestions

In the United States, yogurt is mostly consumed sweet, though my favorite ways to enjoy yogurt are savory. Savory flavors complement and accent its sourness rather than try to cover it up.

Accompaniments

Pass a bowl of yogurt (perhaps seasoned with fresh mint, dill or cilantro) to accompany just about any meal based on Serbian, Greek, Middle Eastern, or Indian traditions.

Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages by Anne Mendelson

My friends from India tell me yogurt was served at every meal and a meal would not be complete without a dollop of curd (yogurt) to balance it — temper spicy foods.

A thali dish in an Indian restaurant is always served with a dallop of yogurt

Baking

Beverages

Turkish yogurt drink “ayran” with mint. By E4024Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Ayran

Turkish yogurt drink served with mint

Amasi, a south African food. By Njabulo19 – Own work, Public Domain, Link
Amasi

Traditional South African fermented milk beverage (needs to be thinned)

Viili

Scandinavian; “ropy milk”

Desserts

Shrikhand

Middle-Eastern dessert with strained yogurt, spices, raisins and nuts.

Quark/Topfin

German quark/Austrian topfin

Dips

Tzatziki Greek appetizer, also used as a sauce
Tzatziki Greek appetizer, also used as a sauce. By Nikodem NijakiOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Greek Tzatziki Sauce Recipe (Video Tutorial)
Borani Persian Yogurt Spinach Dip

Dressings

Soups

Yayla soup is a yogurt soup from the Turkish cuisine, the main ingredients are yogurt, rice and dried menta leaves; this one has no chickpeas and some consider it a lack and tend to call this version “yoğurt çorbası” instead of “yayla çorbası”. Many do not consider the difference and see it as a detail.By E4024Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Yayla soup

A yogurt soup from the Turkish cuisine, the main ingredients are yogurt, rice and dried menta leaves; this one has no chickpeas

Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Soup

Ready in 5-10 minutes! Various versions exist on the Internet. My friend Debbie, a certified cooking coach, recommends the version in the Moosewood Cookbook.

Vegetable dishes

Yogurt and water can be added to many of the Indian vegetable side dishes for quick and easy main meals served over rice.

The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Morningstar with Urmila Desai
Raita- A coalesce of Curd/Yogurt, Salad (Onion, Tomatoe, Skinless green cucumber), Ginger, Mint leaves-chopped, Curry leavesBy Andrea Nguyen – https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrea_nguyen/5333754329/sizes/o/in/photostream/, CC BY 2.0, Link
raita

A coalesce of Curd/Yogurt, Salad (Onion, Tomatoe, Skinless green cucumber), Ginger, Mint leaves-chopped, Curry leaves

“Şakşuka”, in the Turkish cuisine, is an olive oil-sauteed mixed vegetable (eggplants, green peppers, potatoes) dish with tomato paste or sauce. It may be served with a yogurt or garlic yogurt sauce on top. By E4024Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Saksuka

Turkish, an olive oil-sauteed mixed vegetable (eggplants, green peppers, potatoes) dish with tomato paste or sauce.

Dairy-free yogurts

Cultured Almond Yogurt

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