Tamarind Chutney Recipe
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sweet chutney

Sweet tamarind chutney recipe for chaat - sweet tangy gooey chutney made with tamarind, dates and jaggery that is often accompanied with Indian Chaat snacks.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 1 small jar
Calories: 640kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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.


preparing sweet tamarind chutney mixture

  • 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.

grinding sweet chutney

  • In a chutney grinder or small blender, grind this whole mixture till smooth.
  • Add some water if required while grinding.
  • Strain the sweet tamarind chutney through a strainer.
  • Store the sweet 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.


Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 158g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 1199mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 148g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2.5mg