Haydari (Turkish yoghurt dip)

Haydari (Turkish yoghurt dip)


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About this recipe: I live in Turkey and love ordering haydari. It is a thick and tangy Turkish yoghurt dip best served with meat kebabs and pitta bread. You can even serve it with toasted pitta triangles as a party nibble.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g natural yoghurt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 100g cream cheese, softened
  • 2 mint leaves, for garnish

Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:8hr resting  ›  Ready in:8hr15min 

  1. Line a sieve with two layers of muslin and place over a medium bowl. Place the yoghurt on the muslin and cover the sieve with cling film. Allow yoghurt to strain 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Scoop the strained yoghurt into a mixing bowl. Mash the garlic cloves with the salt into a fine paste; mix into the yoghurt. Stir the dill, parsley and cream cheese into the yoghurt and garlic mixture. Spread onto a dish and garnish with the mint leaves to serve.

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