With David Everett
This week’s recipe is short and sweet! Well, it’s not actually sweet. Say hello to dogh!
Dogh is an Afghan yogurt drink that is usually either served after a meal or with lunch on a hot, summer day. Served cold, it has a crisp, refreshing quality to it that beautifully complements the creaminess of the yogurt. It may be winter right now, but this drink is worth adding to your recipe book for future reference!
All you need to make this drink is water, yogurt, mint, cucumber, and salt.
First, fill up a glass or pitcher with yogurt. Then, top it off with some water and stir! The ratio for these two ingredients should be about 1 part water for 3 parts yogurt. The goal is for it to be creamy but drinkable.
Finely chop up some cucumber to put in the drink. Keep in mind you’ll be “drinking” these bits, so pick a reasonable size that you like. I didn’t go terribly small, because a little chunkiness is fine by me!
I used about two tablespoons for my single serving, For a pitcher, you may want to use at least half the cucumber.
Drop in the cucumber…
Throw in some mint and a sprinkle of salt (to taste)…
… and stir! So simple! The ingredients of this are really flexible, so feel free to play around.
Dogh (Single Serving)
3/4 c plain yogurt
1/4 c cold water
2 tbsp chopped cucumber
1 tsp fresh, chopped mint
Dash of salt
1. Mix together yogurt and water.
2. Add in cucumber, mint, and salt. Stir well.
3. Chill or serve over ice.