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Monday, September 19, 2011

SRC - Tzatziki

This month for SRC, I was assigned Emily's blog, Nomnivorous. If you're wondering what SRC is, its a fun club called the Secret Recipe Club, started by Amanda of Amanda's Cooking. Each month we are assigned a blog that we need to pick a recipe from and recreate it, but here's the catch, its a secret, you cannot let out which blog you've been assigned till the reveal day, sorta like Secret Santa, but with great food. If you'd like to join in or see some of the previous reveals, check out Secret Recipe Club.

When I was going through Emily's blog, I came across a recipe for Tzatziki - a Greek meze or appetizer and it reminded me of our very own Indian Raita. I was amazed at the differences in the recipes despite the similarity in the look of both. I knew I had to try it to see the impact on flavors. I had previously seen an episode of Masterchef Australia - Season 2, where George Calombaris made a traditional Greek version and I've wanted to try it out since then. This was the perfect opportunity. I whipped up a version using a combination of both recipes and I really loved how it turned out. It had a creamy texture and at the same time tasted so fresh. I could finish a bowlful of this by itself. This would also be a wonderful accompaniment to grilled meats or some spicy tandoori chicken. It will be lovely as a dip to serve with a platter of chips and crudités as well. I know I'll be making this often. 




Tzatziki
Adapted from: Nomnivorous

1 cup hung curd (natural, unflavored yogurt or Greek yogurt)
1 spring onion, finely chopped (including a little of the tender greens)
1/2 mild green chilly, finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
1 tsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
Salt, to taste
A few drops of lemon juice, or to taste

Combine all the ingredients together, making sure everything is well mixed.

Serve up.


Check out what the others have whipped up this month -

38 comments:

  1. Mmm, this looks so good and so easy too. I love a good tzatziki.

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  2. Tzatziki is one of my favorite condiments. It adds such a fresh taste! Great job!!

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  3. This looks fabulous, nice job Trisha! I can definitely finish a bowl of tzatziki by myself. :D

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  4. This looks great as well! My oldest son would happily devour this entire bowl. He loves tzatziki.

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  5. Thanks Sanjeeta, Kristen, Emily and Mary!

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  6. I love tzatziki - I could put it on anything.

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  7. I love tzatziki. I've never made it with honey, though. I'll have to try that. Yum.

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  8. I'm pretty sure that I could live on Tzatziki Sauce. This recipe looks awesome!

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  9. Good to know about the secret recipe club. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It will make a delicious raita for sure.

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  10. What a great recipe to have! I feel like people are always just buying store Tzatziki, so much better to make it yourself! Happy SRC reveal day, check out my post at http://savourthesensesblog.com/plum-crunch-my-src-post/ =)

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  11. This looks like a great recipe. It is fun cooking with you in the SRC. Hope you are having a great day and thanks for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Mhmm, I love to eat tzatziki, but have never tried making it before. My to-make list is getting longer :)

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  13. This is my all time favorite dip! I put it on everything! LOVE it!!!

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  14. Stopping by from group B. So fun to be in the Secret Recipe Club with

    you. Great Post! The tzatziki sound delish! I like your idea of serving it with spicy meats like tandoori chicken...sounds like a good match.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Avocado Omelet

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  15. I've never had tzaziki with mint or chili - I must try it!

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  16. Love tzaziki and yours sounds delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC recipe this month: Welsh Cakes.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  17. I love tzatziki - this looks so good, wish I had some now! Great choice for SRC.

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  18. I must confess, I've never tried tzatziki.... I have no excuse now that you've posted a recipe!

    I'm new to the SRC this month. I hope you'll stop by and pay me a visit.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  19. Thanks everyone for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. A little update - this tastes even better the next day - of course you need to keep it refrigerated.

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  20. A nice riff on tzaziki with mint and chili. Thanks for sharing and being an SRCer!

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  21. Simple & delicious. This looks like a must try.

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  22. Thannks Rituparna, I hope you love it as much as I do!

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  23. Love the flavors in this recipe! Stopping by from SRC.

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  24. mmm, would love this on a gyro! Thanks for checking out my SRC post :) So fun to be in it with you!

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  25. Oh no way. I love tzatziki and then to put it on almost anything. Gyro's of course are my favorite, so I am going to have to whip up a batch of this. Yum!!
    Great pick this month!

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  26. Yum! Looks great -- I'm loving SRC, so many new recipes to try!

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  27. I love tzatziki. I go to a Greek restaurant often to order a gyro and waffle fries and dip my fries into the sauce. Yummy!

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  28. Trisha this look delicious sounds amazing!! gloria

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  29. Thanks Desi, Nicole, Amy, Rochelle and Gloria!

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  30. What a great recipe. I've never heard of it before.

    Thanks for participating in the SRC with me (Group B). Here is my post from this month: Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie.

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/09/pioneer-womans-chicken-pot-pie-secret.html

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  31. One of my all time favorite dips! Fun being in the Secret Recipe Club with you. I baked up tarts this month for Group C http://su.pr/2rtACr

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