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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sweet chutney for Chaats - Dates Tamarind Sweet Chutney Recipe

Sweet Chutney
Sweet chutney and green chutney are must for any chaat recipes which elevates the taste of chaats.  When i went in to try out some chaat recipes, i decided to make all ingredients that goes into it from scratch. This chutney is a perfect blend of sweet and sour using dates and tamarind.  Unlike green chutney this is bit time consuming, but you can make it more and keeps well  upto a month.

Dates and Tamarind Chutney
Usually the sweet/imli chutney served in chaat shops is made with tamarind and jaggery,  but when making at home you can make it bit healthier with dates and raisins which i noticed in most blogs. I referred this recipe from raks kitchen. This can used for all chaat recipes and you can adjust the consistency as per. So now onto the meetha chutney.....
Sweet Chutney for Chaats

Sweet Chutney/ Dates & Tamarind Chutney - Ingredients:
Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 30 mins | Recipe cuisine: Indian | Category: Dips

Dates (pitted)  - 15 nos
Raisins - 8 nos (optional)
Tamarind  paste - 2 tbsp
Tamarind - 2 lemon sized balls
Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Chaat masala - 1 tsp
Roasted cumin/Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt and water as needed.

1. Pressure cook the dates and tamarind with little water upto 3 whistles. (This is an easy way to extract pulp. Alternatively you can also soak both in hot water for 10-15 mins and then proceed.)

2. Cool down and extract the thick pulp from tamarind and then grind the dates to a smooth paste.

3. In a sauce pan combine tamarind paste, dates paste, jaggery and water and bring to boil.

4. In between add red chili, chaat masala and salt and bring it to a saucy consistency.

5. Finally add the jeera powder and lastly give a boil.

Once cooled down store in  a clean container.
Sweet chutney for chaats

My notes:
  • You can adjust the consistency as per the recipe. For eg. for chaat recipes, be it saucy consistency, whereas you can make it thick and  use as a spread for bread along with green chutney. 


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