How to Make Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce for Indian Meals

This easy Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce can be served with either of your samosas (with phyllo dough or with homemade dough), with mung bean dal, or just with rice for a quick snack. The coolness of the yogurt pairs wonderfully with the rich, spicy flavors of the Indian foods. Choose full-fat organic dairy yogurt, or an unsweetened plant yogurt made from coconut or soymilk. Serve alongside our homemade Mango Chutney for a fully flavorful meal!

samosas with sauce
cilantro yogurt dipping sauce with samosas

Cilantro Yogurt

2 cups unsweetened yogurt of choice
1 cup fresh minced cilantro
1-2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
1-2 teaspoons lime zest
1 teaspoon each salt, coriander, and black pepper

  1. It’s easy! Simply whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Let stand for a few minute for flavors to meld. Serve with Samosas and everything else. Enjoy!

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