Tamarind Dates Chutney | Sweet Chutney Recipe

March 02, 2017

how to make Tamarind Dates Chutney | Sweet Chutney

Tamarind Dates chutney or Kajur Imli Ki Chutneyor Khatti Meethi Chutney is a healthy and delicious chutney made with dates (khajur), tamarind(imli) and jaggery(gur). Nowadays, you will easily get store bought tamarind dates chutney or sauce. Then, why am I taking the effort to make it at home?? I am sure all of you are aware why a homemade is much better than a store bought - hygienic, no preservatives and freshly made.




You can't think of any chaat items like papdi chaat, aloo chaat, bhel puri, pani purior even samosaand pakorawithout tamarind dates chutney. It has all the flavours combined and that's what makes it finger licking. Normally, when you 'taste' anything, you 'taste' it once to check how it is. But, this khatti meethi chutneywon't allow you to stop there. You will keep on licking till you deliberately stop yourself.

how to make Tamarind Dates Chutney | Sweet Chutney


So, let's move on and see, how we can make it at home. Here's the recipe with step by step photos.

How to make Tamarind Dates Chutney, Khajur Imli Chutney, Sweet Chutney for chaat with step by step photos:

  1. Take the first four ingredients in a pan or a heat resistant bowl. 
2. Boil it for 8-10 minutes or till the dates are soft. Turn off the flame and keep it aside to cool.
                                           
3. Grind it to a smooth paste and strain it to get all the unwanted fibre of tamarind. Keep the same bowl under the strainer. If you are using tamarind paste, this step is optional. Keep pressing with the back of a spoon or ladle till you are done filtering. At the end, you will get residue, which needs to be trashed. 



4. Again heat the bowl or pan, with the filtered chutney. Add all the masalas. Mix well and boil it for another 3-4 minutes. With this quantity of water, you will get a thick paste or like a dip or sauce. If you want a running consistency for chaats, you can add another 1/4th cup of water.             

 5. Once done, let it cool down completely. Store it in an airtight container in a fridge and use as and when needed along with pani puri, aloo chaat and samosas.




Tamarind Dates Chutney | Sweet Chutney Recipe
 CuisineIndian
 Prep Time10 minutes
 Cook Time15 minutes
 Servings
250 gms

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Take the first four ingredients in a pan or a heat resistant bowl.
  2. Boil it for 8-10 minutes or till the dates are soft. Turn off the flame. Keep it aside to cool.
  3. Grind it to a smooth paste and strain it to get all the unwanted fibre of tamarind. Keep the same bowl under the strainer. If you are using tamarind paste, this step is optional. Keep pressing with the back of a spoon or ladle till you are done filtering. At the end, you will get residue, which needs to be trashed.
  4. Again, heat the bowl or pan. Add all the masalas. Mix well and boil it for another 3-4 minutes. With this quantity of water, you will get a thick paste or like a dip or sauce. If you want a running consistency for chaats, you can add another 1/4 cup of water.
  5. Once done, let it cool down completely. Store it in an airtight container in a fridge and use as and when needed along with pani puri, aloo chat and samosas.
RECIPE NOTES
Dates and jaggery can be replaced with each other. Jaggery can be replaced by sugar, but jaggery is better and healthy.
To save a little gas, you can soak dates and tamarind in water overnight or for 5-6 hrs. Rock salt gives a very nice flavour, but if you don't have, then it can be replaced by common salt.

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