tamarind chutney recipe | imli chutney | sweet tamarind dates chutney

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tamarind chutney recipe | imli chutney | sweet tamarind dates chutney recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a sweet and tangy chutney recipe prepared from dates, tamarind and jaggery. it is typically used in chat recipes, especially in pani puri and bhel puri and is quite popular in northern india. it is also commonly refereed as saunth chutney or sonth chutney recipe or even sweet chutney recipe.
tamarind chutney recipetamarind chutney recipe | imli chutney | sweet tamarind dates chutney with step by step photo and video recipe. traditionally, sweet chutney were prepared from just jaggery, however these days dates have also been added to get sweetness taste and texture. tamarind chutney is primarily used in chat recipes, but can also be served as condiments for aloo samosa, onion samosa and aloo tikki.

initially, i thought of preparing just sweet tamarind chutney, but i was having a bunch of dates unattended from my previous recipe. hence i decided to prepare the sweet tamarind dates chutney. while i personally avoid having this chutney recipe in any of my chaat recipe. however my husband loves sweet and spicy combination in his chaat recipe. hence i prepare this chutney recipe well ahead in advance and store in a air tight container. typically it has a long shelf life and can be preserved for months.

sweet tamarind dates chutney

in addition some tips, variations and suggestions for a perfect sweet tamarind chutney or khajoor imli ki chutney. in this recipe i have prepared a thicker version which can be ideally used as dip. if you are using as topping for chaat recipes, add water to make it thin and flowing consistence. secondly, if you do not have dates, then even jaggery can be used to get the sweet taste. lastly, you can also soak the tamarind and dates in water so that they can be easily grounded.

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tamarind chutney recipe | imli chutney | sweet tamarind dates chutney
 
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easy tamarind chutney recipe | imli chutney | sweet tamarind dates chutney
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Recipe type: chutney
Cuisine: street food
Serves: 1 Jar
Ingredients
  • ½ cup seedless tamarind / imli
  • ½ cup seedless dates / khajoor
  • 2 cups water (for thinner consistency add 3 cups water)
  • ½ cup jaggery /gud
  • ½ tsp fennel powder / saunf powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder / dhaniya powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp dry ginger powder / sonth- saunth powder
  • salt to taste
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large kadai take equal proportion of tamarind, dates and jaggery (½ cup each)
  2. further pour 2 cups of water.
  3. mix and boil the mixture for atelast 10 minutes.
  4. also add ½ tsp fennel powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder, ½ tsp dry ginger powder and salt to taste.
  5. mix and mash tamarind and dates.
  6. furthermore, simmer the mixture for 2 minutes.
  7. later allow the mixture to cool completly.
  8. now transfer the dates, tamarind mixture to the mixer and blend smooth puree.
  9. further strain the puree.
  10. and transfer the prepared khajoor imli ka chutney into airtight jar and store it in the refrigerator..
  11. finally, use the prepared tamarind date chutney in preparing sev puri, bhel puri or pani puri.


how to make sweet tamarind chutney with step by step photo recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai take equal proportion of seedless tamarind, seedless dates and jaggery (½ cup each).
    tamarind chutney recipe
  2. further pour 2 cups of water. for thinner consistency chutney add 3 cups water.
    tamarind chutney recipe
  3. mix well, making sure they are completely immersed in water.
    tamarind chutney recipe
  4. now boil the mixture for atelast 10 minutes or till the tamarind and dates turn soft.
    tamarind chutney recipe
  5. also add ½ tsp fennel powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder,  ½ tsp dry ginger powder and salt to taste.
    tamarind chutney recipe
  6. mix and mash tamarind and dates.
    imli chutney
  7. furthermore, simmer the mixture for 2 minutes.
    imli chutney
  8. later allow the mixture to cool completely.
    imli chutney
  9. now transfer the dates, tamarind mixture to the mixer and blend smooth puree.
    imli chutney
  10. further, place a strainer over the bowl and pour the blended puree.
    imli chutney
  11. with the help of spatula strain the puree by pushing out.
    sweet tamarind dates chutney
  12. discard the residue as there is no pulp left in it.
    sweet tamarind dates chutney
  13. also scrape off the bottom of strainer as there will be more pulp.
    sweet tamarind dates chutney
  14. furthermore, transfer the prepared khajoor imli ka chutney into airtight jar and store it in the refrigerator.
    sweet tamarind dates chutney
  15. finally, use the prepared tamarind chutney / tamarind date chutney in preparing sev puri, bhel puri or pani puri.
    sweet tamarind dates chutney


notes:

  • firstly, soak the tamarind and dates in warm water for 30 minutes, to reduce the boiling time.
  • additionally, temper the chutney with chopped green chilli, and garlic for more flavours.
  • most noteworthy, use seedless dates and tamarind, else tamarind chutney will turn bitter while blending to puree.
  • also, dilute the chutney as desired just before serving to increase the shelf life.
  • finally, tamarind chutney / tamarind date chutney stays good for a month when refrigerated in a airtight glass jar.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

23 COMMENTS

      • First of all Great work guys you inspire me to cook and learn new dishes. I live in Germany and I only get Tamarind Paste and not raw tamarind.
        So i was wondering if I have to prepare this using Tamarind paste, do you have the proportion for the ingredients?

        Thanks for your response

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