Date Tamarind Chutney Recipe/ Sweet Tamarind chutney/ Meetha Chutney/ Imli khajur ki Chutney

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One of the versatile chutney next to Mint chutney. Most widely used in Indian Chaats. I make sure I make meetha chutney and hari chutney regularly. I always have them stored in my refrigerator. As an accompaniment, Date tamarind chutney serves the best. Be it, Sev puri, pani puri or samosa. This chutney enhances the taste. I am a huge Indian Chaat fan. So, this chutney is always there in store for my chaats 🙂

Most widely known as Sweet chutney/ Meetha chutney. We can store it in the refrigerator for good 15-20 days 🙂

This sweet and tangy chutney is a must in every Indian kitchen who loves Chatpata Chaat 🙂

Ingredients:

(Measurement used – 1 cup = 250ml)

Seedless Tamarind – 1/4 cup (tightly packed)

Seedless Dates – 1/4 cup (tightly packed and roughly chopped)

Grated jaggery – 1/4 cup

Ginger – 1 tsp (grated)

Roasted jeera powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Black salt or rock salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, add seedless tamarind and soak it in 1/2 cup hot water and set aside for 20 minutes
  2. Transfer it in a pan and chopped dates to it.
  3. Cook this on medium flame for about 8-10 minutes
  4. Add grated jaggery to this and continue cooking
  5. You will notice that the mixture thickens
  6. Add roasted cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and grated ginger
  7. Mix everything and continue cooking for few more minutes
  8. Add black salt and mix well
  9. Turn off the burner and allow the mixture to cool down
  10. In a mixer, grind the above mixture into a smooth paste
  11. Add very little water if required
  12. Strain the chutney using a strainer
  13. Transfer it in an air tight container and store it in the  refrigerator.
  14. Use as and when required 🙂

Tips:

  • You can use dry ginger powder instead of grated ginger.
  • Also you can add a red chilli in the step 2 to add more spice
  • The consistency of chutney can vary according to your will and wish. If you want it thin, just add more water to the chutney
  • You can replace black salt with regular salt if you do not have. But also add little bit of chaat masala in that case.

 

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