The Aroma of Indian Cuisine: Coriander Mint Relish

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<p>This relish or chutney is an excellent accompaniment to savory snacks like samosas or can be used as a spicy sandwich spread. It will keep for a few days in the refrigerator. <em>Makes 3/4 to 1 cup relish.</em>
<p>• 1 teaspoon cumin seeds<br />
• 1 cup cilantro leaves<br />
• 1/4 cup mint leaves<br />
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice<br />
• 1 tablespoon plain yogurt<br />
• 1 small clove garlic<br />
• 2 teaspoons sugar<br />
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper<br />
• Salt to taste<br />
• 2 green chilies (optional)<br />
• 1 to 2 tablespoons dried coconut (optional)</p>
<p>1. Roast and grind cumin seeds. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Make a paste using a little water if necessary. If paste is a little runny add a few drops of olive oil to bind it. Adjust seasoning according to taste.</p>
<p>2. The chutney tastes even better the next day once all the flavors have melded.</p>
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<em>Antara B. Mitra is a freelance writer and independent radio producer living in Manlius, New York. She loves traveling and sampling new foods.</em>
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