Halwai November 6, 2023


• 2 cup – yogurt
• 250 g – Cucumber
• 250 g – Carrot
• 1 bunch Lettuce
• 2 tsp – fresh dill, chopped
• 2 tsp – garlic, chopped and crushed
• salt to taste
• freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 2 tsp – Sugar


  1. Line a colander with fine muslin.
  2. Pour the yogurt in it and let the liquid drain till about 1 cup of thick yogurt cheese is left in the colander.
  3. Beat the yogurt cheese till smooth and add dill, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar. Cover and chill in refrigerator.
  4. Peel the cucumber, cut into half, along the length.
  5. Scoop out the seeds and cut the flesh into match sticks.
  6. Sprinkle some salt on it and reserve.
  7. Peel and cut carrots into match sticks.
  8. Shred the lettuce.
  9. Just before serving, squeeze the cucumber to drain excess moisture.
  10. Mix it with carrot and lettuce.
  11. Pour the yogurt dressing over the vegetables.
  12. Mix well and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Chandra Bhat