|Chilli powder||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Salt||1 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Soak the tamarind in water.
Soak the dates separately for three or four hours; then cut them into small pieces and remove the stones.
Boil the dates in two and a half cups of water on a low fire till soft.
When cool, mash the dates to a thick liquid.
Squeeze the tamarind to extract a thick juice.
Crush the jaggery with a fork.
Mix the two and bring to boil on a low fire.
Remove from the heat.
When cool, add the dates and salt and chilli powder.
This sauce is delicious served with any of the following:
a) Boiled potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces.
b) Boiled colocasja, peeled and cut into small pieces.
c) Bananas, cut into thin rounds.
d) Chopped almonds.
e) Walnuts, chopped or ground.
f) Roasted groundnuts, crushed.
g) Pakoras made with green chillies soaked in the sauce.
h) Channa dhal koftas soaked in curds and dotted with the sauce.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 686 Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2 g3.5%
Saturated Fat 0.58 g2.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3058.4 mg127.4%
Total Carbohydrates 179 g59.6%
Dietary Fiber 14.1 g56.2%
Sugars 157.5 g
Protein 6 g12.5%
Vitamin A 45.4% Vitamin C 15.7%
Calcium 18.6% Iron 33.6%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet