Tamarind Chutney is a sweet & tangy sauce made by grinding tamarind & dates with jaggery and spices. Tamarind Chutney is a filler for Dahi puri, papdi chaat, bhel puri and other chaat varieties. Tamarind Chutney Recipe is described in this post with step by step pictures.
Tamarind Chutney is used for most of the chaats like dahi puri,dahi papdi chaat, bhel puri, dahi vada etc etc.
Does anyone say no to chats?! I am not a crazy fan of chats but then few items like dahi poori and pav bhaji are my fav. One fine day when I was craving for a chat and it was raining outside, I decided to give a try at home myself. So my first attempt was to make these chutneys ready. And these chutneys comes in handy for sandwiches too, it gives a nice flavour to it.Stay tuned for the low fat chats coming up soon here…so get ready with ur chutneys and store them in advance.
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- 1/3 cup brown dates seedless tightly packed
- 2 tbsp tamarind
- 3/4 tbsp jaggery
- 1 tsp jeera
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- Dry roast jeera till nice aroma comes, then grind it to a fine powder, set aside.
- Soak dates and tamarind in water till immersing water for 30mins.Remove the fiber part in tamarind and then soak.
- Remove seeds and fiber from tamarind.
- Remove seeds from dates if you are using dates with seeds.
- Pressure cook dates and tamarind with very little water say 1/3 cup for 3 whistles.
- Cool down and then grind it to a smooth paste.
- Transfer this mixture to a pan and heat it up.
- Add jaggery and red chilli powder.Simmer and let it boil for 5mins.
- Once it becomes saucy add roasted jeera powder and give another boil till the chutney becomes thick like sauce consistency.
- Switch off and store it in clean container, refrigerate until use.
- Serve Tamarind Chutney with any chaat!
- Make sure you remove the fiber part in tamarind before grinding.
- The sweet chutney will become thick after boiling, so while using for chaats you can mix it with water and use it.
- But make sure you take only required amount of sweet chutney transfer to a bowl and then add water. Do not add water in the storing container itself, then it will get spoiled soon.
- It keeps well for at least 2-3 weeks under refrigeration.
- You can use this chutneys for sandwiches and chaat.
Tamarind Chutney Step by Step
- Dry roast jeera till nice aroma comes, then grind it to a fine powder, set asideI.Soak dates and tamarind in water till immersing water for 30mins.Remove the fiber part in tamarind and then soak.
- Remove seeds and fiber from tamarind.Remove seeds from dates if you are using dates with seeds.Pressure cook dates and tamarind with very little water say 1/3 cup for 3 whistles.Cool down and then grind it to a smooth paste.
- Transfer this mixture to a pan and heat it up.Add jaggery and red chilli powder.Simmer and let it boil for 5mins.Once it becomes saucy add roasted jeera powder and give another boil till the chutney becomes thick like sauce consistency.Switch off and store it in clean container, refrigerate until use.
Serve with any chaat!
- Make sure you remove the fiber part in tamarind before grinding.
- The sweet chutney will become thick after boiling, so while using for chaats you can mix it with water and use it.But make sure you take only required amount of sweet chutney transfer to a bowl and then add water.Dont add water in the storing container itself, then it will get spoiled soon.
- It keeps well for atleast 2-3 weeks under refrigeration.
- Adjust red chilli powder according to the spice level you want.
- Serve immediately after mixing everything.
You can use this chutneys even for sandwiches. Spread one layer red chutney and another layer green chutney in 2 bread slices with raw onions in one layer and enjoy your sandwich. You can toast them too.
Delicious chutney and thanks for sharing the recipes..especially I was looking for dates & tamarind chutney..wonderful picture..
These two chutney are always ther in my Fridge.. I prepare red chutney a bit differently.. Will try yr version next time.
Nice pics..They r staple at my place and u will find it 365 days a year…
Both chutneys looks simply irresistible..
Last month hosting the Chaat event I feasted on it for a month. These two chutneys have a permanent place in my refrigerator. Will look fwd to read ur low fat versions of Chaat.
Lovely clicks and I love the green of your green chutney 🙂
I make this chutney the same way but never ate it with bread/toast… thanks for the idea…Great pics as well. 🙂
Well check out the Brocolli event going on at my blog…and same some cool entries of Brocolli..
super pics. spreading butter on bread makes it taste even better.
can't wait for kadai paneer recipe.
Yummy yummy. I love the red chutney the best usually with my chaat..I used to add more of it to give it a tangy and sweet taste 🙂
Nice way to have it with bread.. white bread use panna, it will even look like our flag 😛
Delicious chutneys..the second pic is too good!
Good, this chutney and bread is a good combination we can use it for an easy and quick breakfast… thanks for sharing.
Superb chutney..both looks irresistible.
droolworthy pics and both chutnies my faviourte..
lovely colour, yumm
Lovely recipes .Thanks a ton Sharmi for sharing the same…
I always keep these 2 chutney in the fridge. Both the chutneys look good.
Delicious chutney,Love the red chutney more…luks fab.
Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal
I would love to have that chutney.
My fridge is always filled with this 3 chutneys, red chutney too. By the way the pictures are super asusual..
Now I'm craving chats.. have never tried the date tamarind chutney on bread before but that piece you are holding up looks very tempting 🙂
Lovely looking chutneys,sure would taste great too!! I have had green chutney n butter but never tried red chutney with bread…
Yummy chutnies,looks awesome.
The green color is retained well. Never spread it over bread, nice idea 🙂
Love the colour of the chutney.Yum..
Nice Colourfull chutney's. Those Wheat Breads are so good. i dont get such firm breads here.
You are letting me on a tempting spree! Look at sandwich. I want a grab of that pls! Love ur clicks. 🙂
What a delicious-looking – and patriotic – snack 🙂
Lovely pics..nothing to beat the flavor of these chutneys…want to have a chaat now:)
Gayathri's Cook Spot
Chutneys look so yumm..
That looks very fantastic. I tried sandwich using green chutney, but havent treid sweet chutney in Bread.Nice click
oh yumm. i am drooling here. nice clicks.
Both chutneys look excellent!
Love ur first pic and this is best for picnic 🙂
Can't imagine any Indian dinner to be complete without these two chutneys!
Sweet n spicy , loved the presentation and pics are very good…. will try to make them … 🙂
simply yumm chutneys:) great clicks too
the chutneys looks mouthwatering Sharmilee 🙂
wonderful recipe… lovely snaps! soo colourful
thanks for sharing this…
Turmeric n Spice
love these….these chutneys are so versatie !! they are ALWAYS in my kitchen
How many days can one store this chutney.
If kept refrigerated then it may last upto 2 weeks or so…
Thanks so much for reply sharmileeji
awesome! loved the suggestion of bread sandwich with both chutneys!
i make make the sweet chutney a bit differently knowing it from a UP waale neighbor. extract tamarind juice from a small ball of tamarind. add jaggery n red chilly powder n give it a quick mix in a mixer! voila!