Thursday, 17 March 2016

Sweet Chutney / Tamarind Dates Chutney for Chaats

Sweet chutney / Tamarind  Dates Chutney for chaat dishes. Sweet chutney is basically a combination of dates and tamarind boiled and for sweetness jaggery is added along with some few masala's that makes this chutney sweet, spicy and tangy.

Seedless Dates 1/2 cup
Seedless Tamarind 1/2 cup
Jaggery {powdered / crushed} 1/2 cup
Cumin Powder {roasted} 1 tsp
Dry Ginger Powder 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
Black Salt as per taste or needed
Water as per 1 cup and more as per required.

In a pan, add dates, tamarind and water. Cook this mixture on low flame until cooked properly. This may take around 8 - 9 minutes.

Now add the powdered / crushed jaggery and cook until jaggery melts.

Once jaggery melts, the mix well. The mixture will start to thicken. 

Now its time to add the spices - add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and add black salt as per taste only.

Cook for a minute or two and switch off the flame.

Once cooled, add this mixture in a mixer and grinder until smooth. Keep like chutney consistency. If needed add water for grinding.

Strain the chutney through a strainer. 

Transfer the chutney to a good air tight container and store in the freezer and use for making chaat dishes. { This chutney stays good for a longer period if freezed in the refrigerator}. 

Lastly - Feeling very bad for a bad photograph...

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