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Date Tamarind Chutney

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Date Tamarind Chutney or Sweet Chutney is an extremely popular condiment for most North Indian 'Chaat' dishes. Its tangy taste and smooth texture are perfect to tickle your taste buds and add the extra zing to snacks/appetizers like Sev Puri, Dahi Batata Puri, Ragada Samosa/Cutlet, Bhel Puri or any other 'Chaat' Dish. This chutney can also be frozen for up to 6 months and whenever you feel like, de-frost a part of it, add a little water and use it to top your favorite north-indian dishes. Also it serves as a great dip for samosas or even mirchi bajji! For recipe of Cilantro-Mint Chutney (its sister condiment) go to
  Dates 10 (khajoor)
  Jaggery 250 Gram (Gur/Panela - 1 large cube/ 1/2 cup)
  Tamarind 25 Gram (a small ball/ 1 1/2 Tablespoons of tamarind paste)
  Dried red chilies 4
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the dates (remove seeds) to the boiling water. Add jaggery and mix well.
Add tamarind/tamarind paste. Mix well and continue stirring until jaggery melts.
Add red chillies, cumin seeds, salt and simmer for a minute. Remove from stove and allow it to cool.
Once the mixture has cooled, grind/blend thoroughly in a grinder to a smooth paste.
If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little water to dilute it.
Serve has a dip/dressing/condiment with Chaat

For recipe of Cilantro-Mint Chutney (its sister condiment) go to

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Christmas, Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
7 Minutes
Ready In: 
12 Minutes

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Anonymous's picture
Too much water this was a recipe that has not been tested.