As I had mentioned in my previous post –Turkish Haydari, I was paired with Nicole who writes at For the love of food and is also the founder of Taste and Create.When I got the mail with my partner name on the list ,I immediately set about bookmarking the recipes that I wanted to try and this Jajeek recipe was the first. It sounded so much similar to the Indian cucumber raita.

I had this as a side dish with Chapathi while Lil Angel preferred to have it as a main dish!So much is her love for Yogurt.Like mother,like daughter!!!

I used: The original recipe from Nicole’s blog is here


Yogurt,fresh and thick – 1 cup
Cucumber -1 small,peeled and grated
Garlic- 1 clove
Ginger, grated- 1 teaspoon
Mint – 1 tablespoon,finely chopped
Salt to taste

  1. Using a mortar and pestle, grind together garlic and salt.The dish tastes a lot better than adding these two separately.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

Serve as a side dish / dip

If not using immediately, it can be refrigerated.

Taste and Create is a food community where we are paired with another blogger and we get to taste and create the recipes from the partner’s blog.Would you like to join us?Then check out how it works page and register yourself for the next month’s edition.Hope to see you in the next months Taste and Create list 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Jajeek – Iraqi Cucumber Yogurt Dip for Taste and Create”

  1. Very Interesting-I wonder how garlic and ginger will taste in yogurt,I am a huge fan of garlic and I almost add it to everything,so this post has given me yet another way to try this in such a new way:) Looks and sounds tasty !!!

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