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Cilantro Mint Chutney

Photo: Thomas J. Story

 

Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes about 1 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)
At Vik's Chaat Corner, in Berkeley, California, this zingy chutney offsets the deep-fried richness of the samosas. Seed the chiles if you'd like it less hot, and add the yogurt for a more mellow flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups packed cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 3 serrano chiles, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 4.1
  • caloriesfromfat 2 %
  • protein 0.3 g
  • fat 0.1 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • sodium 75 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Whirl all ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Drizzle in just enough water to loosen, about 1/4 cup. Season to taste with more chile, lemon, or salt if you like.

  2. Make ahead: Up to 1 day, chilled.