This salty yoghurt sauce calms down the palate, when eating spicy food. I usually have it with a starter topped with tamarind sauce. I know that generally in the western culture, yoghurt is usually sweet but in Indian cuisine, it’s very commonplace to have youghurt with a meal. I usually make a pot of cumin yoghurt and store it in the fridge.

My youngest son love it so much that, if there is none in the fridge, he will refuse to have a meal without it and just opt for bowl of cereal instead, a poor substitute I know, well Cyrus is an all or nothing kind of guy.


Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves approx 4 to 6 people




  • 6 tbsp plain or Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • Half a medium onion – diced (optional)
  • ½ tsp coarsely ground cumin




  1. Using a small bowl, add the yoghurt, cumin, salt and milk.
  2. Mix till smooth, (the consistency should be like double cream)
  3. Add the diced onions, store in a airtight container and eat as required.