Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dough (Cucumber & Mint Yogurt Drink)

Afghan dough is yoghurt diluted with cold water, mixed with shredded cucumber and dried mint. It’s refreshing and delicious. It’s a summer drink in Afghanistan usually enjoyed at lunchtime with rice or meat.  Dough has a reputation for inducing drowsiness. A great nap often follows a meal with a glass of dough.

Serves: 4-6

  • 2 medium Persian cucumbers. peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cups full-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. salt (adjust to taste)
  • 3 cups cold filtere water
  • 1 tsp. dried mint or 1 tbsp fresh chopped mint


Add all of the ingredients in a large pitcher or bowl and stir well. Pour or ladle into glasses that have a few cubes of ice. Make sure that you get some cucumber pieces into each glass.


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