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Cilantro Mint Chutney

Total Time
20 mins

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.



 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)
Step 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.

Step 2

Make ahead: Up to 1 day, chilled.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4.1Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.1g1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 75mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
Protein 0.3g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.