Saturday, April 2, 2011

Date and Tamarind Chutney

I made this as an accompaniment to the banana pooris. Its the traditional sweet chutney that is served in chaats that I love so much! And its quite easy to prepare as well.. Its best served chilled but as I did not have time to refrigerate it (had a hungry bee breathing down my neck!), I served it warm and it went quite well with cold yoghurt, yesterday's cold spicy tomato chutney (recipe posted already) and coriander chutney.



Dates: 250 gms
Tamarind:150 gms
Jaggery: 50 gms
Garam masala: 1 tsp
Jeera Powder: 1 tsp
Black pepper Powder: ½ tsp


Remove seeds from dates & tamarind. Wash & soak in just enough warm water for 30 minutes. Grind to a paste, pass through sieve. Add chopped jaggery & cook for 5 minutes till jaggery melts. Remove from fire, add salt, garam masala, jeera powder & black pepper powder. Store in fridge. If too thick, dilute with plain water, adjust seasoning.