This perfectly creamy Spiced Yogurt Sauce adds delicious flavor to any salad packed with veggies, beans and nuts. Great as a dressing or as a dip. Along with crispy pakoras will be the highlight of the party.
1 cup yogurt
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
3 cardamom pods (seeds only)
½ tsp paprika
freshly ground white pepper
pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp fresh grated ginger root
salt to taste
How to make Spiced Yogurt Sauce:
Combine the olive oil, cumin, cardamom seeds, paprika and turmeric and cook for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat and stir in the yogurt. Add lemon juice and finely chopped ginger (or ginger paste if you have it ready).
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
The sauce can be served hot with steamed vegetables or cold with hard boiled eggs. It is ideal for neutral food, such as white-fleshed fish.