Date Tamarind Chutney


 

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!

Ingredients:

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

Method:

  1. Dry roast cumin and fennel seeds until aromatic. Cool and grind into a fine powder. Set aside
  2. In a sauce pan, combine dates, tamarind and water, and bring to a boil
  3. Add the powdered cumin-fennel seed powder, red chilli powder, salt and jaggery
  4. Mix well and simmer on low-medium flame for 15-20 minutes until the chutney becomes slightly thick and pulpy
  5. Cool it and blend in a blender or mixer. Pass the chutney through a sieve
  6. Cool completely before storing in the refrigerator

 

Dry roast cumin and fennel seeds

Dry roast cumin and fennel seeds

 

Grind them into fine powder

Grind them into fine powder

 

Combine dates and tamarind in a saucepan

Combine dates and tamarind in a saucepan

 

Boil with jaggery and spices

Boil with jaggery and spices

 

Let the chutney thicken

Let the chutney thicken

 

Grind into smooth paste

Grind into smooth paste

 

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