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Yoghurt Dip

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Why I Love This Recipe

This is very similar to Tzatziki, but has a little Moroccan flair with the addition of Curry powder, not Indian Curry powder which is a little different. Moroccan Curry spices are sometimes called "Tangine Spice" or more often "Ras al hanout" Meaning "Head of the Store". Just like Indian curry powder, Moroccan Curry recipes are many and varied. Think chili peppers, white pepper corns, bay leaves, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cardamom, ginger, tumeric, cumin, saffron... And sometimes things that are hard to find in the US such as orris root (Iris rhizome powder)

If you cannot find one you are happy with see the recipe below that I borrowed from the Food Network website courtesy of Tanya Holland

Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (It's thicker)
1 tsp minced chives
1/2 tsp Ras al hanout (Curry Powder)
1 tsp Flat Leaf Parsley, minced
1/2 tsp Mint, minced
1/2 tsp Lemon Zest

Ras al Hanout:
4 tablespoons Whole Allspice
4 tablespoons toasted Cumin Seeds
8 tablespoons Black Peppercorns
4 tablespoons ground Cardamom
2 tablespoons Cayenne Pepper
4 tablespoons ground Cinnamon
2 tablespoons ground Cloves
6 tablespoons toasted whole Coriander
2 tablespoons ground Ginger
2 tablespoons ground Mace
2 tablespoons ground Nutmeg
6 tablespoons Turmeric
2 tablespoons dried Thyme
5 Bay Leaves

Grind in a coffee grinder until fine


Stir all ingredients together and chill for 2 - 4 hours to let the flavor ripen

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