There are so many ways to make Indian mint sauce or raitha as some people call it. This is the sauce you get with your starters or tandoori main meal dishes in Indian restaurants or take aways. This sauce is everyone's favourite but not many Indian restaurants or take aways give away the recipe on how to make Indian mint sauce or raitha.
You have found the right place with the recipe on how to make Indian mint sauce or raitha, and it is very simple.
This recipe for Indian mint sauce is very simple online recipe! You can have it with anything, e.g. onion bhajee, lentil bhajee and all kebabs and so on.
To make the perfect tasting mint sauce, it will take a lot of trying and trial and error to get it to taste the way you want to have it taste, so be patient. This recipe below is a basic style, but very tasty mint sauce. Like my other recipe hubs, i recommend you follow these steps, and when you are comfortable enough, try to find a way to do it your way, the way you like to make it.
Below are the ingredients you will need.
- Chilli Powder (Rajah brand is recommended)
- Milk (full fat milk is recommended)
- Garden Mint (Coleman's mint is the best for this Indian mint yogurt sauce)
- Patak's Kashmiri Paste (Patak's Kashmiri paste is the best tasting paste you can get anywhere)
Ok, this is what you have to do to make the most amazing mint sauce ever!
Collect these ingredients that you saw above, and if you haven't got them then you can buy them from above as well!
You will need:
- 1 teaspoon of kashmiri paste (Patak's if possible!)
- 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
- 5 teaspoons of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of garden mint sauce
- 1/2 a litre of yogurt
- 1 pint of fresh milk
- 1/2 a teaspoon of hot chilli powder (to give it a kick!)
So, you have all ingredients ready, now follow the instructions below...
Get a big bowl and mix the kashmiri paste, salt, chilli powder, sugar and mint sauce thoroughly, until it all looks dissolved and smudged together. By the way, to do this, all you need is a big spoon! Now you've mixed it, have another round of mixing, because the better the ingredients mix now, the finer it will taste later. If you don't mix it properly, there'll be chunks of salt/sugar/chilli powder etc... left over after you add the rest of the ingredients.
Now that you have mixed it properly, add all of the milk and mix again, and again and again... You'll need a whisk to do the mixing this time. Throw the spoon in the sink.
After that, add all the yogurt and continue to mix until the sauce is slightly thick and looks yummy! Taste it to see if it tastes like mint sauce... Your Indian mint sauce should taste like below!
You've come this far...
Now you are here, i'll describe the taste of the mint sauce.
The Indian mint sauce you have just made should taste like the following:
- mild when on tongue, kicks back of the throat when swallowing
- sweet and sour
- very tasty
- so tasty, you should get the urge to drink it!
So now you know what it should taste like, and like my other recipes, play with the ingredients and the different amounts of them to make it amazing for your taste!
Why not add a green chilli or two? Maybe some corriander? Saffron? Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it!
Rate this hub 'UP' if you enjoyed reading it, or even managed to make the sauce and enjoyed it!
Please check out my other recipes and hubs on different topics, i am sure you will enjoy them!
lemonkerdz from LIMA, PERU on January 02, 2014:
I was just revising my mint sauce recipe when I saw your hub. As a curry lover and addict, I will be trying out your recipe. Looks great, thanks a lot.
Dale Anderson from The High Seas on July 03, 2013:
Sounds pretty good to me
Tightwad Gourmand from San Diego, CA USA on January 15, 2011:
Hello rabz--one can also make a lovely raita totally from fresh ingredients. I base mine on recipes from Madhur Jaffrey, using yogurt, finely-minced fresh mint leaves, finely-grated cucumber (squeezed and drained), and either minced fresh chile pepper or ground dried chile pepper to taste. Combine well, let chill overnight in the fridge to absorb flavors, and you have a lovely sauce/dip/condiment for all sorts of Indian dishes.
rabz on January 15, 2011:
The whole point was to make the mint sauce yourself fresh?! Not using shop bought shortcuts...
CASE1WORKER from UNITED KINGDOM on January 01, 2011:
Your recipe looks great- my daughter loves raita so when all the festivities are over, its curry night!
gulnazahmad on November 13, 2010:
This sauce is so good in taste that you can eat a poor-flavored food with it without thinking about the taste of the main course.
itakins from Irl on June 02, 2010:
Brilliant recipe....must give it a go!
Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on February 09, 2010:
Thanks Karina! Try it and let me know how it turned out. As i've already mentioned, you can customise it to your taste after you get the process right.
Karina S. from USA on February 08, 2010:
I am going to try your mint sause recipe. Looks great!
Gous Ahmed (author) from Muslim Nation on January 08, 2010:
Of course! Not! Use it how you want, but sparingly...
GoldiString on January 08, 2010:
will that mint be a perfect ice cream topping?