Yogurt Mint Sauce

Yogurt Mint Sauce

Posted 2012-12-28 by Rayna follow
This recipe is quick and simple. You may have come across mint sauce when ordering a kebab or Indian takeaway meal. Mint and yogurt are great for the digestive system, this is why a small portion of this sauce is often served with Indian meals. Another great thing about mint sauce is that it helps cool down a spicy meal. It compliments barbeques, samosas, meat dishes, curries and rice dishes. The measurements of ingredients used in this recipe are just a guideline. The ingredients can easily be adjusted to reflect personal preference.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes (no cooking required)
Makes: 4 servings


Small bunch of mint leaves roughly 10g
A few sprigs of coriander
200g yogurt
1/3 tsp cumin seeds
2/5 tsp salt
1/5 tsp red chilli powder


  • Separate the mint leaves from the stalk, these can be cut or picked off. For the coriander use both the leaves and stalks.

  • The mint leaves and coriander can either be finely chopped with a knife or put in a food chopper.

  • Finely chopped mint and coriander

  • Add the mint and coriander to a small bowl.

  • Then add yogurt to the bowl. Either Greek yogurt or natural yogurt can be used for this recipe.

  • Measure out the herbs and spices. I have taken this photo to help show what quantities are required.

  • Cumin seeds, red chilli powder and salt in tea spoons

  • If you have a pestle and mortar this can be used to crush the cumin seeds. Alternatively, crush the cumin seeds on a chopping board by pressing down on them using the back of a wooden spoon.

  • Pestle and mortar

  • Add the cumin, salt and red chilli powder to the bowl. Keep a pinch of the cumin seeds to add to the top.

  • Mix well ensuring the seasoning has spread evenly.

  • Sprinkle the remaining cumin seeds on top and serve.

  • This recipe can also be garnished with a few mint and coriander leaves for presentation. Alternative additional ingredients include adding some mint jelly, lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric. If you add finely chopped cucumber then this will turn into ‘Raita’ sauce, another popular Indian condiment.


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