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Dates and Tamarind Sweet Chutney

Dates and tamarind sweet chutney chutney is extensively used along with chaat items and samosas.


Tamarind                 -50 g

Dates(Deseeded)    – 50 g

Jaggery                   – 50 g

Red chilli powder    – 1 to 1 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds powder(dry roasted)- 2 tsp  (Tamil “jeeragam”)

Fennel powder(dry roasted)          – 2 tsp  (Tamil “perum jeeragam)

Dry ginger powder                        – 1 tsp. ( Tamil “Sukku”)

Black salt                                       – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Cooking time                                 :20 min.




Step 1

Take tamarind 50 g, jaggery 50 g, de-seeded dates 50 g, Red chilli powder 1- 1 1/2 tsp in a cooker vessel.Add two cups of water. Pressure cook until 2 whistles.

Step 2

Add to pressure cooked mixture the following : dry roasted cumin seed powder 2 tsp , Fennel powder 2 tsp (dry roasted), dry ginger powder 1 tsp,black salt 1 tsp and Salt to taste. Boil for 1 minute and strain the mixture.Strain the mixture and mash it with a ladle to make it smooth.

Step 3

Add 1/2 cup water to mixture left in the strainer and grind. Strain again. Sweet chutney is ready. This can be safely store in Fridge for long period.


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