1Combine 1 cup thick plain yogurt, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 small green chile pepper (seeded and chopped), 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, and 2 tablespoons anardana powder and blend until smooth.
2Add 1 generous cup each mint and cilantro leaves in two batches and blend until chunky. Season with salt to taste. Refrigerate in a covered jar up to 1 week.
Jennifer Colliau, bartender at San Francisco's Heaven's Dog and owner of Small Hand Foods, loves using mint in her drinks, but she warns home bartenders against using wooden muddlers with this delicate herb. Use a spoon instead, lest you end up with a drink that tastes like toothpaste. This tip will come in handy when you're making your next Mojito.