Tamarind Chutney Recipe, How to make Sweet Tamarind Chutney Recipe

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Tamarind Chutney Recipe
sweet tamarind chutney recipe for chaat - sweet tangy gooey chutney made with tamarind, dates and jaggery that is often accompanied with indian chaat snacks.
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Tamarind Chutney Recipe with step by step photos – This Easy Tamarind Date Chutney Recipe is what I have been making very often and regularly. I learnt this khajur imli chutney whilst my Home Science classes and have been following this recipe since then.

This sweet tamarind chutney can be had for making chaat items like pani puri, bhel puri, sev puri, aloo tikki and even samosa or pakoras. Its a one stop chutney recipe solution for all your chaat and fried savory snacks.

This tamarind chutney recipe yields about one and half cup of chutney. Make it and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Stays good for about 15-20 days.

If you don’t have dates then there is another variation of this chutney made only with tamarind and dry ginger powder. this variation of the tamarind chutney is called as imli ki chutney or saunth chutney in north india. this chutney is also used while serving samosa, pakoras and with popular chaat snacks.

If you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check coconut chutney, mint chutney, coriander chutney, green chutney and tomato chutney recipe.

Tamarind Chutney Recipe below:

tamarind chutney recipe

4.11 from 28 votes
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:16 mins
Total Time:21 mins
sweet tamarind chutney recipe for chaat - sweet tangy gooey chutney made with tamarind, dates and jaggery that is often accompanied with indian chaat snacks.
Tamarind Chutney Recipe
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian
Servings:1 small jar

INGREDIENTS FOR tamarind chutney recipe (1 CUP = 250 ML)

  • ½ cup tightly packed seedless tamarind
  • ½ cup seedless dates
  • ½ cup powdered or grated jaggery or as required - adjust as per your taste
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon dry ginger powder (saunth or sooth)
  • ¼ or ½ teaspoon red chili powder or 1 dry red chili * see notes
  • black salt or rock salt as required.

HOW TO MAKE tamarind chutney recipe

  • in a pan, take the tamarind, dates and water.
  • cook the tamarind and date for about 8 to 9 minutes on a low flame till they soften.
  • now add the powdered jaggery and continue to cook.
  • let the jaggery dissolve and the mixture thicken a bit.
  • add all the spice powders - red chili powder, coriander powder, dry ginger powder and roasted cumin powder.
  • stir & simmer for a further 1-2 minutes more.
  • season with salt. let the chutney mixture cool down.
  • in a chutney grinder or small blender, grind the this whole mixture till smooth.
  • add some water if required while grinding.
  • strain the tamarind chutney through a strainer.
  • store the tamarind chutney in an airtight bowl or container in the refrigerator and use it when you make chaat at home.


1. * if using dry red chili, add it with the tamarind and dates right at the beginning - step 1.
2. please note you can have the consistency of the sweet tamarind chutney as per your choice. simply alter the amount of water and make the tamarind chutney thin or thick as per your requirements.
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How to make Tamarind Chutney Recipe for Chaat:

  • In a pan, take the seedless tamarind, seedless dates and water. cook for about 8-9 mins on a low flame.

tamarind for tamarind date chutney recipe

  • Add powdered or grated jaggery and stir.

jaggery for for tamarind date sweet chutney recipe

  • Let the jaggery dissolve and the mixture thicken a bit. Add all the spice powders, salt and simmer for 1-2 minutes more.

sweet jaggery for tamarind date chutney recipe

  • The tamarind chutney mixture is ready now. Let it cool.

making tamarind date chutney recipe

  • In a grinder, pour the entire chutney mixture. Grind the chutney in a grinder till smooth. Add some water if required while grinding. Strain the tamarind chutney through a strainer. Store the sweet tamarind chutney in airtight bowl or container in the refrigerator.

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Add the sweet tangy tamarind chutney to the chaat or indian snacks that you make at home. In the pics the tamarind chutney is served as well as added to ragda patties –  a popular mumbai street food. you can also serve it with chaat snacks like bread pakora, paneer bread rollsveg cutlet, bread rolls etc.

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  1. Made this last night to go with our veg pakoras. A tasty blend of sweet and tangy – perfect! Thanks for sharing.

    • Welcome Hitesh. Thanks for your positive feedback on tamarind chutney.

  2. Can v have tis chutney with aloo paratha

    • you can.

  3. Mam can i know what type of date you are using

    • i have used dates which do not have seeds in them. i do not know which variety of dates it was.

  4. a very nice recipe!
    Thank you very much.

    • Welcome Davi

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