Dough – Afghan Yogurt Drink

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    This recipe is special, why you may ask? Well because this one is from my husband! Yup, he’s an expert in making this Afghan yogurt drink which is flavored with cucumber and mint. He almost always makes this drink whenever we have guests at home and it’s always a big hit.

    Dough is one drink which will be always on the menu in any Afghan/Persian restaurants. It’s a yogurt drink very similar to salted lassi, the difference is that in dough you also add cucumber and mint leaves. Also dough is very thin in consistency unlike lassi.

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    I first tasted this drink obviously at a Afghan restaurant and loved it instantly. The drink is so refreshing and light, you can not go wrong with this. With summers approaching soon, dough will be quite regular in my kitchen.

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    Check out the recipe for this refreshingly tasty yogurt drink. Oh one more thing, I’m not sure if my spelling of Dough is correct, I have seen it being listed as’Dough’ and ‘Doogh’ both in restaurants. Perhaps someone from Afghanistan or Persia can help me with this.

     

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    Yogurt: 3.5 cups [preferably full-fat yogurt]

    Water: 2 cups + 15 ice cubes

    Cucumber: 1/2, chopped [ use 2 if using Persian cucumber]

    Mint leaves: 10-12 leaves, chopped

    Salt: 1/4 tsp

    Black salt: to taste, around 1/2 tsp

     

    Method

    1. Chop the mint leaves and cucumber.

    2. Put all ingredients [ yogurt, water, mint leaves, ice cubes, cucumber, salt & black salt] together in a blender.

    3. Blend until smooth.

    4. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

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    * Use fresh mint leaves only. The dried leaves will not give the desired flavor to this drink.

    * Adjust consistency according to preference but dough is traditionally thin in consistency.

    * If you are using Persian cucumber, use 2 of them. We used a regular English cucumber and hence used only 1/2 of it.

    Dough - Afghan Yogurt Drink

    A refreshing yogurt drink from Afghanistan, flavored with mint & cucumber!
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 137 kcal
    Author: Manali
    5 from 1 vote
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    Ingredients

    • 3.5 cups whole milk yogurt
    • 2 cups water, and add 15 more ice cubes
    • ½ cucumber, chopped [use 2 if using persian cucumber]
    • 10-12 mint leaves, chopped
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black salt, adjust to taste

    Instructions

    1. Chop the mint leaves and cucumber.
    2. Put all ingredients [ yogurt, water, mint leaves, ice cubes, cucumber, salt & black salt] together in a blender.
    3. Blend until smooth.
    4. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
    Nutrition Facts
    Dough - Afghan Yogurt Drink
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 137 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Cholesterol 27mg 9%
    Sodium 542mg 23%
    Potassium 397mg 11%
    Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Sugars 10g
    Protein 7g 14%
    Vitamin A 6.9%
    Vitamin C 3.7%
    Calcium 27.4%
    Iron 1.8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

    6 thoughts on “Dough – Afghan Yogurt Drink

    1. I tried making it today. When I tasted it, it was salty. Is it supposed to be salty? How would you describe the taste of it when you made it?

      1. I don’t know about how it was made in Afgahnistan but I can tell in India, when I was little lassi was made with this whisk like thing. We used to rotate it using our hands to mix the yogurt.

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