This Tamarind Date Chutney Recipe is what I have been making very often and regularly. I learnt it whilst my Home Science classes and have been following this recipe since then. This sweet chutney can be had for making chaat items like pani puri, bhel puri, sev puri, dahi sev batata puri, ragda patties, aloo tikki and even samosa and pakora-bhajiya. Its a one stop chutney recipe solution for all your chaat and fried savoury snacks problems.
This tamarind date chutney recipe yields about one and half cup of chutney. Make it and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Ingredients for the Tamarind Date Chutney:
- 1/2 cup seedless tamarind
- 1/2 cup seedless dates
- 1/2 cup crumbled jaggery
- 2 cups water
- 1 dried red chili – add 2 red chilies if you want the chutney to be more hot and spicy.
- 1/4 tsp dry ginger powder (saunth powder)
- 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder (bhuna jeera powder)
- 1 tsp coriander seeds (optional)
- black salt (kala namak)
How to make the Tamarind Date Sweet Chutney for Chaat:
- In a pan, take all the main 4 ingredients: tamarind, dates, jaggery, red chili.
- Add water.
- Keep the pan to boil for about 5-7 minutes.
- Close of the flame, when the tamarind and dates become soft and all the jaggery is melted.
- Let the chutney ingredients cool. In a grinder, pour the entire ingredients of the pan. Add ginger powder, cumin seed powder and black salt. I did not have dry ginger power (saunth), so I used a small piece of dry ginger. See pic below. If you are using coriander seeds, add at them at this stage. I am a little weird…… you will find out why?
- Grind the chutney in the grinder till smooth. Add some water if required while grinding.
- Oh…… I am so weird…. why I want to add the cumin seed powder and black salt when I am done with half grinding the chutney. Just coz….. I am weird…..
- Check the salt and if you want to take revenge from your husband, then add more. But make sure you keep a portion aside for yourself
- Strain the chutney through a strainer.
- Store the chutney in airtight bowl or container in the refrigerator and use it when you make chaat at home.
Please note you can have the consistency of the sweet chutney as per your choice. Simply alter the amount of water and make the chutney thin or thick as per your desire.
you might also love to check these chutney recipes:
- sour mango chutney
- garlic chives chutney
- mint coriander chutney
- coconut chutney for idli, dosa
- quick sweet ripe mango chutney
- mint chutney for tandoori recipes
Tamarind Date Chutney Recipe details are below: