Perfect sweet chutney for all kinds of Chaats!!
Date and Tamarind Chutney/Sweet Chutney
½ cup or approx. 12 dates
2 tbsp tamarind
4 tbsp jaggery
2 cups water
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp roasted cumin powder
½ tsp dry ginger powder
½ tsp black salt
Salt to taste
Add dates, tamarind and water in a pan and bring to boil.
Let it simmer on medium flame for 10 mins until dates are soft.
Add jaggery and mix well.
Now add chili powder, cumin powder, black salt, ginger powder and additional salt to taste.
Simmer for 5 more mins and take off fire and let it cool.
Grind to a smooth paste and pass through a sieve.
Serve with samosas, aloo tikki etc
Store the chutney in a glass bowl in refrigerator.
Think about tamarind…mmmm….don’t blame me if your mouth is watering
Just like tomato ketchup, tamarind chutney should be available in the fridge for ready use whenever required. It’s so easy to make and a little goes a long way on samosas or patties.
Tamarind Chutney /Imli Chutney
1 – ½ tbsp tamarind
1 cup warm water
1 ½ tsp chili powder
1 tsp roasted cumin powder
1 tsp kala namak or chat masala
3 tbsp jaggery
1 tbsp sugar
Salt to taste
Place tamarind in a bowl and add warm water. Rub with your hands to dissolve tamarind in water as much as possible. Add rest of the ingredients to water and mix well.
Strain into a small pan. Discard the residue.
Heat the mixture on medium flame to get desired sauce like consistency.
Check seasoning and take off fire.
Store in refrigerator.