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Imli ki chutney recipe with step by step pictures and a quick recipe video

What is Imli ki Chutney Recipe?

Imli ki chutney recipe is a sauce or a dip that is made using tamarind and sugar. It is absolutely smooth and too gorgeous to be a simple dip. It is translucent orange chutney with hints of chilli flakes and coarsely ground cumin seeds. It is not very thick and therefore it goes very well most of the Indian. And snacks such as samosa, bread pakora etc. It is tangy as well as sweet with the kick of chilli flakes and the flavour of roasted cumin seeds.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Imli ki chutney

It won’t be an exaggeration if I say that in India there are as many recipes for chutney as there are for dal or gravy. Tamarind chutney is also prepared in different ways using different ingredients. This particular recipe calls for tamarind and sugar. To give thickness and texture to the chutney a slurry of corn flour and water is added. Orange food colouring has been used to give it a very nice colour. However you me avoid it if you don’t want to add artificial food colouring. Roasted cumin seeds are coarsely ground and added to the chutney. They not only give a good look to the chutney but also increase its flavour tremendously.

Other chutney recipes on the blog are green chutney Mumbai roadside style, green chutney summer special, green chutney for sandwiches, chilli garlic chutney, coconut chutney etc.

Lets find something to eat with the Imli chutney

Samosa, bread pakora, sabudana vada, aloo bonda etc. Aloo bonda recipe is the next recipe on the blog so stay tuned!! This also makes me realise that I don’t have enough deep fried snacks so let’s make a few,  after all its monsoon season!


A dip you will relish more than the snacks you have it with – IMLI KI CHUTNEY

Ingredients for imli chutney recipe

  1. 2 cups water
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/4 cup deseeded tamarind
  4. Salt to taste
  5. 1/4 teaspoon Chili flakes
  6. A Pinch of orange food colouring
  7. 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground cumin seeds
  8. 1 tbsp cornflour
  9. 2 tbsp water (for slurry)

How to make Imli ki Chutney

1. Boil together water sugar and tamarind

In a pan add two cups of water and one cup of sugar. To this add 1/4 cup deseeded tamarind. Boil it for 2 to 3 minutes till the sugar is completely dissolved and the tamarind is absolutely soft.


2. Pass this mixture through a strainer

Pass this mixture through a strainer. Squeeze out the  tamarind water and discard the tamarind pulp.


3. Boil the tamarind water with other ingredients

In the same pan add the tamarind water we have strained. To this add salt to taste, 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes, half teaspoon coarsely ground cumin seeds and a pinch of orange food colouring. Boil for another for 4-5 minutes on high flame.


4. Prepare a cornflour slurry

In a bowl mix 1 tablespoon of corn flour with 2 tablespoon of water. Mix it well to make a lump free slurry. Add the slurry to the chutney and let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes. or till the desired consistency is achieved.


5. Bon appétit

Serve imli ki chutney with samosa

Imli ki chutney recipe


  • You may use red chilli powder instead of chilli flakes.

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