March 07, 2012

Cilantro Dip for Samosas

We've been trying quite a few Trader Joe's items lately, and discovered tonight that their vegetable samosas are fantastic!  For dipping, we had mango chutney and a cilantro dipping sauce I made.


In the past, we've always purchased samosas dipping sauces from an Indian grocery store.  This time, I looked to the internet for a dipping sauce recipe and found that cilantro sauces are traditional accompaniements to Indian samosas. 



Chris and I both loved the cilantro sauce that I made tonight, and the mango chutney was also great with the samosas.  The cilantro sauce is really easy to make, and has a great complex flavor.  I should point out that cilantro is not my favorite, but I still really liked this dipping sauce.


Cilantro Dipping Sauce for Samosas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: N/A

Ingredients (1/2 cup for 12 samosas)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • a handful of walnuts (less than a 1/4 cup)
Instructions
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor and purée thoroughly.
Recipe adapted from: Fine Cooking
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