Cilantro and Yogurt Sauce

Chef Way Making this herb sauce is a two-step process: pureeing the cilantro, mint, jalapeño, garlic, cumin and lemon juice, then whisking in the yogurt separately.

Easy Way The bright, cooling, yogurty sauce comes together instantly in a blender.


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  • Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • Kosher salt

How to make this recipe

  1. In a blender, combine the cilantro, mint, jalapeño, garlic, cumin and lemon juice and puree to a paste. Add the yogurt and puree until smooth. Season with salt.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Serve With

Chicken Tikka.

Contributed By Published October 2008

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