First the cucumber slices are 'cured ' for half an hour in garlic paste and salt. Then they're sprinkled with mint, and combined with yoghurt. Serve very cold.
I am totally impressed with this recipe! It tastes exactly like the cucumber and yogurt salad I've been served in many middle eastern restaurants. When I wrote up my shopping list, I neglected to write down how many cucumbers to purchase. As a result, I only bought two. The only change I made was to lighten up a bit on the mint, and it turned out just fine. - 15 Feb 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Instead of using mint, I too used dill. EXCELLENT! - 26 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I did not like these at all, the salt caused the cucumbers to be watery, which watered down the yogurt sauce. I will not try these again. - 26 Aug 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)