tamarind date chutney

Tamarind Date Chutney Recipe | Sweet Tamarind Chutney | Imli Chutney

What is Tamarind Date Chutney?

Chutneys are Indian dips. Smooth and flavorful, a spoonful is enough to pep up any dish on your plate! When imli and khajur are combined in the best possible way they make one of these chutneys. Tamarind date chutney is my favorite among all the chutneys I make, be in the dosa chutneys or tomato chutney or green chutney. Well, this and green chutney might come at par too :). However, this chutney has a PERFECT balance of tanginess and sweetness. This imli chutney can be served with samosa, pakora or can be used to jazz your chaats.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Tamarind Date Chutney

Tamarind/Imli: It is available in different forms. You can even get the readymade tamarind pulp. But what I recommend for this recipe is clean and good quality packed tamarind. This chutney is a good way to include tamarind in the diet. And I insist on including imli in a balanced way in our diet because tamarind has various benefits. It has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to cure sore throat and sunstroke. There are several vitamins in it.

Dates/Khajur: Good quality khajur should be used for this chutney recipe. I have yet to try making imli chutney with dried khajoor.

Jaggery: Another ingredient adding the sweetness and balancing the flavors is jaggery. All three main ingredients are used in the same ratio.

Spices: Not many spices have been used for this recipe. However, the ones mentioned should not be skipped. Red chili powder, dry ginger powder, asafetida, and obviously salt to taste have been used.

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I am a big fan of chutneys. I always have at least 4-5 chutneys in my fridge. Each of these is a must: green chutney, tamarind chutney, garlic chutney and one or the other recently tried one.

How to use Tamarind Date Chutney?

I prepared this chutney for my Dabeli recipe. You can use it for any of your snacks chaat recipes.

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How to make Tamarind Date Chutney?

1.This recipe makes 3 cups of chutney.

tamarind date chutney

2.In a cooking pan add ½ cup each of tamarind, dates and jaggery. Plus add the spices i.e. 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder, 1 tsp dry ginger powder (saunth), ¼ tsp asafetida (heeng) and salt to taste.

tamarind date chutney

3.Add 1 and ½ cup of water.

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4.Now cook on low to medium flame for 10 minutes or till the ingredients get dissolved.

tamarind date chutney

5.Cool it. Blend.

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6.Strain.

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7.Check and adjust the seasoning and consistency.

tamarind date chutney

8.Store in an air tight container. Ready to use. I used it for my dabeli.

tamarind date chutney

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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