Naan dippers with fresh mint & coriander raita

Naan dippers with fresh mint & coriander raita

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Cooking time

Takes 20-30 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

The perfect start to an Indian buffet, this refreshing dip is sure to have your guests digging in - ideal for New Year's Day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
366
protein
10g
carbs
41g
fat
19g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
1.23g

Ingredients

  • half a cucumber
  • 500g tub Greek yogurt
  • a handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 handfuls of fresh coriander

To serve

  • 4 large naan bread
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • ground paprika, for sprinkling
  • sea salt flakes, for sprinkling
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

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Method

  1. Up to a day ahead, coarsely grate the cucumber into a bowl then squeeze it with your hands to remove as much juice as possible.
  2. In a food processor, whizz the yogurt, mint and coriander together until well blended. Tip into a bowl and stir in the cucumber. Cover with cling film and chill until you are ready to serve.
  3. To serve, preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Cut the naan into long triangles and arrange on 2 large baking sheets. Brush them with oil on one side and sprinkle over a little paprika and salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden. Season the raita with up to 1 teaspoon of salt (see tip) and lemon juice to taste. Serve on a platter with fresh tomato chutney and dippers.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2003

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muppet123's picture

Tastes great but after "whizzing" the ingredients as per the recipe, my raita was bright green! And there is a tip below the recipe stating that salt can draw moisture and make the raita too wet. I don't even see salt in the recipe as one of the ingredients?!!

bonbon-1975's picture
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I made this at a family party last night & served it with chicken biryani & sweet potato curry (also on this site!) and it went down brilliantly!! Everyone commented on it & it was so easy & simple to prepare aswell!! Will defenetly use again!! :)

lady_v's picture
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I uses natural yoghurt instead of greek yoghurt- worked really well and highly recommended- v.tasty!
(I also used this dip alongside the spicy falafal recipie)

sallycornwell's picture
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Made this last night and served with a mango chutney (also from this website) and poppodums: really good and very simple to make.

jaki85n's picture
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Really tasty and I combined it with some other indian dips on this site and the whole meal went really well.

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