The challenge before us this week at I♥CC is to get to know yogurt a little better…think outside the carton, so to speak… With the theme, Everything’s Better with Yogurt we were asked to “incorporate yogurt into your dish this week.“ No problem. I’ve had my eye on a recipe for a couple weeks.
This week I’m cooking from Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick and Easy Indian Cooking. The recipe for Yogurt with Carrot and Golden Raisins is on page 109. It’s got a short ingredient list…yogurt, carrot, golden raisins, a bit of oil and a few spices. And it goes together just about that fast.
Okay, I admit…I made the jump to a carrot-raisin salad with a yogurt dressing…not so much. But, once we both got our brains to accept and evaluate what our tongues were trying to tell us, we found it quite interesting and intriguing. Every new dish brings a new application of familiar spices and other ingredients, opening us to whole new flavor profiles. This particular dish is served at the end of a meal…kind of a cross between a salad and a dessert. I’d be inclined to serve this alongside my first hot curry. It would be a good thing to have handy. I didn’t find it particularly sweet as in dessert. A traditional carrot-raisin salad done this way has some merit too. Hmmm….
Next week ought to be most interesting! With the theme of Indian Tea Party we’re invited to brew some tea and bring a snack for sharing! Virtually, anyway… See you then!