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Yogurt For Beef And Aubergine Fatteh

Asked by Nic123. Answered on 6th January 2018

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What dairy free alternative to the Greek yogurt can I use for the Beef and Aubergine Fatteh recipe? Would a soya yogurt work?

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Nigella's Beef And Aubergine Fatteh (from AT MY TABLE) has a garlicky tahini yogurt sauce made with Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is strained, so it is thick and creamy and it can also be carefully warmed without splitting or curdling.

If you normally eat soya yogurt then this could be an alternative as long as you use a plain, unsweetened version. However, the fat content of soya yogurt is lower than the fat content of regular Greek yogurt and we are not sure whether it will heat and thicken quite as well as Greek yogurt. When heating the yogurt-tahini mixture keep a close eye on it and if it looks as if the mixture is separating at all then immediately remove the bowl from the saucepan of hot water and beat or whisk until slightly cooled. Alternatively leave the yogurt out for the fridge for about an hour, so that it comes to room temperature, then beat in the tahini, garlic, lemon juice and salt before using.

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