Break the tamarind into small pieces and soak in hot boiling water for one hour.
Mash it into a pulp and strain pressing the tamarind into the strainer so that all the pulp comes out.
Add sugar to the pulp mix well.
Add the remaining ingredients. Mix again well and taste. Add more sugar, salt or pepper as needed.
Chutney can be refrigerated for two to three months.
Tamarind chutney is delicious with samosas, pakoras, drizzled over dahi vadas, bhel poori, or any kind of chat.
This is also delicious as a dipping sauce for French fries, as a spread over crackers.
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If you are found of Indian snacks, then surely you would have come across many recipes that calls for sweet Tamarind Chutney. So, chef Manjula has come up with the recipe that's very handy when you have to prepare Indian snacks. This is probably her simplest recipe as it does not require any cooking. This chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for months and enjoyed in many different ways.