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.
Photo: Thomas J. Story
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)
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.
Make ahead: Up to 1 day, chilled.
Servings Makes about 1 cup (serving size: 1 tbsp.)
Amount Per Serving
Calories4.1Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.