- 3 tablespoons peanut oil
- 2 teaspoons black or yellow mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 2 teaspoons pureed garlic
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pint plain yogurt
Have ingredients measured and nearby before beginning. Heat oil in a small skillet over high heat. Add mustard seeds. (They will begin popping immediately so have a cover close at hand for escaping seeds.) Cook until popping stops.
Lower heat, add cumin seeds, and cook until they turn golden, about 1 minute. Stir in garlic for 10 seconds, then ginger for 10 seconds more, and remove from heat. Stir in turmeric, paprika, pepper flakes, and salt. Mix spices and yogurt in a bowl. Chill before serving.