Ovdukh - Cold yoghurt and herb soup

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Ovdukh is a refreshing summer soup of yoghurt, cucumber and herbs.
It can also contain minced meat and hard-boiled eggs, but is most popular in its vegetarian form. Unlike in dovga, the yoghurt is not heated in ovdukh. A good ovdukh requires the right sort of yoghurt. Much of the plain yoghurt on sale in western Europe and North America does not have quite the right taste and texture for ovdukh. Home-made yoghurt or yoghurt from Russian, Turkish or Iranian delicatessens is best.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes if using meat
Serves: 6-8



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