Date tamarind chutney is a an integral part of Indian street food. This sweet tangy chutney is a perfect accompaniment for almost all chaats and fried snacks. This chutney stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to a month and can be frozen for up to 6 months.
Make and store this unique chutney and add a delicious zing to your snack time!
Dates – 15-20, pitted
Tamarind – 1 cup, seedless
Jaggery – ¾ cup, grated
Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
Fennel seeds – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water – 3 cups
- Dry roast cumin and fennel seeds until aromatic. Cool and grind into a fine powder. Set aside
- In a sauce pan, combine dates, tamarind and water, and bring to a boil
- Add the powdered cumin-fennel seed powder, red chilli powder, salt and jaggery
- Mix well and simmer on low-medium flame for 15-20 minutes until the chutney becomes slightly thick and pulpy
- Cool it and blend in a blender or mixer. Pass the chutney through a sieve
- Cool completely before storing in the refrigerator