Dough is a Persian minted yogurt drink I first mentioned in Persian Side Dishes. It is pronounced dōōgh, and the ending ‘gh‘ is pronounced like ‘r‘ is in French. It is a drink made with yogurt, club-soda, salt, pepper, and dried mint flakes. Dough has been enjoyed by Persians since ancient times. It is known by different names and has been enjoyed in Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq, and Syria. Bottled dough is available at Middle-Eastern markets and internationally.
I enjoy dough, especially with Persian chelo kabab (Persian style rice and kabab dish)! This dough recipe is with a twist, non-traditional, but maybe even more refreshing!
Cucumber Yogurt Drink, Dough • دوغ خیار
Recipe by: Fae’s Twist & Tango (fae-magazine.com)
• 113 g/ 4 oz/ ½ cup plain yogurt, whole-milk, low-fat or non-fat
• 70 g/ 2½ oz/ ½ cup/1 medium-large Persian cucumber chopped with skin (Japanese, or low seed English cucumber is fine too)
• 2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves (or ¼ tsp dried), or fresh basil leaves
• 1 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeeze preferred
• ¼ tsp salt
• about 175 ml/ ¾ cup chilled club soda, or sparkling water
◊ In a blender, whirl yogurt, cucumber, mint (or basil), lemon juice and salt until smooth.
◊ In a 175 ml /12 oz glass, put 3 or 4 pieces of ice cubes and pour the yogurt mixture. Fill the glass with chilled club soda and stir. Adjust salt and or lemon juice to taste.
~ Noushe jan! • نوش جان ~
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