[color=#008040]Mod note: split from hummus – buying, making thread. [/color] – DB
Is the cucumber dip tzatziki?
I love all that stuff. It is a bit hippy-ish though. It was funny; on my recent Thailand trip, my brother and I had just come down from the mountains near the Burmese border, and stopped in a small town, Pai, for the night. Pai is what they call a “backpackers’ Mecca” i.e. a bit of a hippy hangout. In the morning we found that all the restaurants offered falafels, hummus, tabouli and other such traditional Thai fare!
I’m sure it would be very nice, but an easier way to make yoghurt-type stuff is to buy a box of the little sachets of dry culture, let a bottle of milk come to room temperature then empty the contents of a sachet in, shake a bit then put the top back on and leave for 24-36 hours. I’ve been doing this for quite a while now and the results are pretty good. I think they call the stuff ‘kefir’ - you can buy boxes of the sachets in health food shops.