Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tamarind Date Chutney

This Sweet and sour chutney is like a dipping sauce and very much a must accompaniment with savoury snack like chats and samosas.

Ingredients

1 cup - Seedless Tamarind
1/2 cup - Dates, finely chopped
3/4 to 1 cup - Jaggery, grated
1/4 cup - Brown sugar or Sugar
4 cups - Water

Seasoning

2 tsp - Roasted cumin powder
1 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp - Black salt
1/4 tsp - Dry ginger powder
1 tsp - Salt or more to taste

Method

1 ) To a saucepan, crumble and add tamarind. Then dates, jaggery, brown sugar and 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir and crush the tamarind to the side of the pan with spoon. Once this has cooked and thickened, take off stove.

2 ) Strain through a sieve and place the strained sauce back on stove. Add the seasoning powders and salt. Bring to a boil and thicken the sauce a bit. Take off the stove and cool. Chutney will thicken more as it cools down completely. Store in fridge and use as needed.


Serve as a dipping sauce with savoury snacks.

22 comments:

Kalai said...

Love this chutney, but haven't actually made it at home yet. Thanks for the easy recipe, Pravs! :)

Nags said...

we get this chutney with samosas in office :) its really yummy!

Sagari said...

love this sauce a lot ,but never tried making it ,pic looks delecious

Purnima said...

I am drooling at the beautiful sweet-sour chutney! Tks for sharing shall b preparing this one for sure!

easycrafts said...

Its my fav...can have with even idli dosa, but i never add sugar..just jaggery, will try ur version next time

Asha said...

Lovely color Pravs, I love this with Samosas! Slurp!!:)

sunita said...

I simply adore this chutney...but never tried to make it...looks so tempting :-)

Seema said...

Love this sweet & tangy chutney with chats, pakodas & more.. I make it at home too :-)

Happy cook said...

Delicious. Yhey sometimes serve this on tope og samosa etc...

KayKat said...

An all-time favourite. I usually skip the sugar and just stick with the jaggery.

Richa said...

slurrrrp!
u posted one of my fav chutnies' pravs!

Dhivya said...

love these...pic looks yummy and tempting

sandhya said...

Love this chutney.. thanks for sharing the recipe pravs...

Sig said...

tamarind and dates, what a lovely combo... looks great Pravs!

Pooja said...

Lovely chutney with Nice color pravs.
thanks for sharing.

Trupti said...

love this chutney..photo looks delicious

Sia said...

can i have a plate of samosa with this chutney plz? :)

Ramki said...

Hi Pravs,
Have included your Chutney as a model recipe in the One page cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/.

/Thanks for the recipe

pAmELa said...

just made this its a bit too tangy, i doubled thae jaggery but its still sour... anyway to fix this.... otherwise its good

Pravs said...

Pamela: this chutney is a combination and balance of tangy - sweetness. once refrigerated it may bring down a bit of the tangy taste. Sorry i am not able help out here much.

Mina Joshi said...

You have a nice site here. Just to let you know that there are lots of bloggers who like to use other's photographs without asking fo their permission. They stole my pictures and recipe too and I noticed your watermark on their picture. Your picture of this chutney is being used here:

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uc said...

omg this is amazing!!! thank you an excellent recipe. I used 1 cup jaggery and 1/2 cup molasses (i forgot the sugar, was meant to be brown sugar! ) Lovely with our homemade Samosa and cilantro chutney.
God bless