Khajur Imli ki Chutney


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This sweet and sour chutney blend spruces up almost all chaat recipes. The addition of jaggery makes the chutney sweeter, but you may omit it if you prefer a more tangy flavour. An essential accompaniment to most chaats, this chutney can be stored refrigerated for upto a month and deep frozen for more than 6 months.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 2 cups.
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2 cups dates (khajur), deseeded
1/4 cup tamarind (imli), deseeded
1 cup grated jaggery (gur)
1 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
salt to taste

  1. Wash the dates and tamarind and place them in a saucepan.
  2. Add the jaggery, chilli powder, asafoetida, salt and 4 cups of water and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Cool and strain the mixture through a sieve.
  4. Use as required. Store refrigerated.

  1. You can also purée the chutney in a food processor and then strain it.

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