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Coriander Sauce (Afghanistan)

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Category: Sauces

 Ingredients List

  • 1 bn Fresh cilantro; stemmed
  • -(about 1 cup loosely packed
  • -leaves)
  • 3 Cloves garlic; peeled
  • 1 Jalapeno; or other hot
  • -pepper, seeded
  • 1/2 c Walnut pieces
  • 1/3 c Fresh lemon juice OR
  • 1/3 c Distilled white vinegar
  • 1 ts Salt; or to taste
  • 1/2 ts Freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/4 ts Ground cumin; (optional)
  • 2 tb Water; up to 4, or as needed


Combine the cilantro, garlic, chile, and walnuts in a blender or food
processor. Add 1/3 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, the pepper, and cumin
(if using) and process to a smooth paste. Add enough water to obtain a
pourable paste.

Taste for seasoning, adding salt and lemon juice as necessary; the sauce
should be highly seasoned. Serve immediately, or at least within 4 hours of
making;serve at room temperature.

Makes about 1 cup.

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