Tzatziki is a Greek cucumber yogurt dip. It’s a healthy sauce you can serve with grilled veggies, pita chips, falafels, even with biryanis and as a dip with raw veggies like carrots and cucumbers. The process to make Tzatziki is simple and quick one, although the name sounds quite fancy!!

It is almost similar to Indian Cucumber Raita, it’s a little thick in consistency as it is made with hung curd or greek yogurt and has oil and garlic added to it, with chopped mint/cilantro/coriander. I have used dried mint leaves, you can use fresh ones.

Quickly let’s see the ingredients measure and the method to make it.


Greek Yogurt or Hung Curd–1/2 cup

Grated Cucumbers–2 medium

Lemon (for fresh Juice)–1/2

Chopped fresh Mint Leaves/Dill/ Cilantro leaves—1 Tbsp

Extra Virgin Olive Oil–1 Tsp

Garlic–2-3 cloves

Black Pepper Powder–1/4 tsp

Salt as per taste


Grate Cucumbers and add a pinch of salt and leave for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, squeeze water from cucumbers using a cheesecloth.

Mince garlic cloves.

In a bowl add yogurt, grated cucumbers, lemon juice, salt, oil and mix well until everything is well blended.

Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for at least 1 hr before serving.

Ingredients for Tzatziki–Greek yogurt, cucumbers, chopped coriander, dried mint/fresh mint, garlic cloves, lemon, extra virgin olive oil
Grate Cucumbers
Squeeze out the water
Squeezed Cucumber
Mince Garlic
Add garlic, mint,
Add Oil
Add grated and squeezed cucumbers
Add Chopped Coriander
Add Lemon juice
Mix everything nicely

Serve it with falafels, naans, pita, vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs, grilled veggies, goes well with your favorite biryanis too!!


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Author: Swati

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