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Recipe For Indian Mint Sauce/Raitha - How to Make Authentic Indian Mint Sauce
There are so many ways to make Indian mint sauce or raitha as some people call it. This is the sauce you get with your starters or tandoori main meal dishes in Indian restaurants or take aways. This sauce is everyone's favourite but not many Indian restaurants or take aways give away the recipe on how to make Indian mint sauce or raitha.
You have found the right place with the recipe on how to make Indian mint sauce or raitha, and it is very simple.
This recipe for Indian mint sauce is very simple online recipe! You can have it with anything, e.g. onion bhajee, lentil bhajee and all kebabs and so on.
To make the perfect tasting mint sauce, it will take a lot of trying and trial and error to get it to taste the way you want to have it taste, so be patient. This recipe below is a basic style, but very tasty mint sauce. Like my other recipe hubs, i recommend you follow these steps, and when you are comfortable enough, try to find a way to do it your way, the way you like to make it.
Below are the ingredients you will need.
- Chilli Powder (Rajah brand is recommended)
- Milk (full fat milk is recommended)
- Garden Mint (Coleman's mint is the best for this Indian mint yogurt sauce)
- Patak's Kashmiri Paste (Patak's Kashmiri paste is the best tasting paste you can get anywhere)
Ok, this is what you have to do to make the most amazing mint sauce ever!
Collect these ingredients that you saw above, and if you haven't got them then you can buy them from above as well!
You will need:
- 1 teaspoon of kashmiri paste (Patak's if possible!)
- 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
- 5 teaspoons of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of garden mint sauce
- 1/2 a litre of yogurt
- 1 pint of fresh milk
- 1/2 a teaspoon of hot chilli powder (to give it a kick!)
So, you have all ingredients ready, now follow the instructions below...
Get a big bowl and mix the kashmiri paste, salt, chilli powder, sugar and mint sauce thoroughly, until it all looks dissolved and smudged together. By the way, to do this, all you need is a big spoon! Now you've mixed it, have another round of mixing, because the better the ingredients mix now, the finer it will taste later. If you don't mix it properly, there'll be chunks of salt/sugar/chilli powder etc... left over after you add the rest of the ingredients.
Now that you have mixed it properly, add all of the milk and mix again, and again and again... You'll need a whisk to do the mixing this time. Throw the spoon in the sink.
After that, add all the yogurt and continue to mix until the sauce is slightly thick and looks yummy! Taste it to see if it tastes like mint sauce... Your Indian mint sauce should taste like below!
You've come this far...
Now you are here, i'll describe the taste of the mint sauce.
The Indian mint sauce you have just made should taste like the following:
- mild when on tongue, kicks back of the throat when swallowing
- sweet and sour
- very tasty
- so tasty, you should get the urge to drink it!
So now you know what it should taste like, and like my other recipes, play with the ingredients and the different amounts of them to make it amazing for your taste!
Why not add a green chilli or two? Maybe some corriander? Saffron? Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it!
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