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Jan 8, 2012

Dates & Tamarind Chutney Recipe / Sweet Chutney for Chaat

This is another basic chutney to have along side for chat items..This chutney taste fantastic as a spread for sandwich or as a dip for chips. It has a sweet and sour taste, hence it is perfect to drizzle on top of samosas, bhel puri and many more.
I have lots of mouth watering chat items to share with you all guys..So keep on checking my site for more recipes..You can check out the green chutney recipe which is also a must for making chat items right here.

So here you go to the recipe and let me know what you think..

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 15 mins
Makes : around 1.5 cup


Dates – 1 cup / 10-12 dates deseeded

Tamarind Pulp – 4 tblspn or use a lemon size of fresh tamarind
Jaggery – ½ cup grated
Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder -1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed


Take everything in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil.

Simmer this for about 15-20 mins untill the dates are cooked.

Allow it to cool down and grind it in a blender to a smooth paste.

Pass this mixture through a sieve and press it with a fork to get as much pulp as possible.

Store this in a air tight container in the freezer for more than a month.

Take all your ingrediants
Take Dates in a saucepan
add tamarind to it
add jaggery
Add enough water
Throw in chilli and cumin powder
and some salt
put it on heat
Bring it to boil
Simmer till cooked
allow it to cool down
Take it in a blender
and puree it
Pass it through a sieve
and scrape as much pulp as possible
you will get a lovely smooth puree
Enjoy with your chaat recipes


  1. Looks really smooth and yummy. Great to serve with the bread.

  2. Thanks for posting this recipe. Date and tamarind chutney go as accompaniment to many dishes and I didnt know how to prepare it. Will surely try.

  3. wow tangy healthy chutney .nice to see different type chutnies...

  4. wow tangy healthy chutney .nice to see different type chutnies...

  5. wow tangy healthy chutney .nice to see different type chutnies...

  6. Hi Aarthi..thanks for dropping by my blog..loved your space too..chutney looks so yummy..sweet and tangy..mouthwatering!!

  7. Awesome looking chutney. Awesome preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Smooth and delicious chutney..

  9. ooo i was abt to make vada pav and just wat i needed

  10. yummy.. i never knew you could use dates in this chutney. great idea. will use it

  11. I love it, it looks delicious chutney.
    Congratulations for your fantastic blog!
    Regards from Spain

  12. delicious chutney dear....loved the combo of tamarind n dates :-)

  13. mouthwatering chutney...............

  14. That chutney looks delicious. I adore samosas and dipping them in that sauce would be so tasty.

  15. Looks very perfect and mouthwatering. Yum Yum.

  16. i've only recently decided that i like dates, and now i like them a lot. what a great and useful purpose for them!

  17. Good one ...
    I shouldn't buy the dates & tamarind chutney from the Indian stores anymore!! :D

  18. wow, i have dates but was waiting to make something. now i have a recipe.

    yummy aarthi.

    Hema's Adugemane

  19. Can I use sugar instead of juggery?


  20. Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)
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  21. Tried it with dosa very tasty and tangy


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