Sweet Chutney, Quick Sweet Chutney
by Tarla Dalal
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The moment one thinks of chaat or any North Indian snack for that matter, Sweet Chutney immediately comes to mind. While it is one of the key ingredients in the preparation of chaat recipes, it doubles up as a tongue-tickling accompaniment for any snack like samosa or tikki.
The combination of dates and tamarind with a dash of spices gives the Sweet Chutney a sweet and tangy flavour, which is absolutely fabulous.
You might also want to try out other accompaniments like the Mint Chutney and Mysore Chutney.
See detailed step by step photos of Sweet Chutney recipe below.
- To make sweet chutney, combine the dates, tamarind and 2 cups of hot water in a deep bowl and allow them to soak for 1 hour.
- Blend them in a mixer to a smooth paste along with the water.
- Sieve it using a sieve and a spoon.
- Transfer it to a deep pan, add the chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, black salt and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Cool completely.
- Store the sweet chutney in an air-tight container and use as required.
Sweet Chutney, Quick Sweet Chutney recipe with step by step photos
To make the tamarind date chutney, meethi chutney or sweet chutney
we will be using only two major ingredients that will provide a sweet and tangy flavour. There are many ways to make this simple meethi chutney
. Below I am sharing versions of the tamarind date chutney which you can refer and try out different ways to make the khajur imli chutney. Enjoy it as an accompaniment to deep-fried snacks and enhance chaat recipes
using the meethi chutney
For the tamarind date chutney, meethi chutney or sweet chutney, take a cup of dates. If you do not find pitted dates then remove the seeds and discard them.
To prepare the sweet chutney, transfer the dates in a deep bowl.
Add the tamarind.
Also, add 2 cups of hot water.
Cover with a lid and allow them to soak for 1 hour. If you do not have time for soaking then boil them on a medium flame for 8-10 minutes.
After an hour, you will see the dates and tamarind have softened.
Transfer them to a mixer jar.
Blend them in a mixer to a smooth paste along with the water.
Sieve it using a sieve and a spoon. This will help in discarding the fibres from tamarind. Mash it lightly with the back of the spoon to get maximum yield.
Transfer it to a deep pan.
Add the chilli powder.
Add the cumin seeds powder. Aditionally, coarsely ground coriander seeds can be added.
Add the black salt and salt. Also, you can add dried ginger powder or soonth to the sweet chutney recipe. You can also add ¼ cup of chopped jaggery if you do not like the sourness in your chutney.
Mix well and cook tamarind date chutney, meethi chutney or sweet chutney on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Cool completely and our sweet tamarind chutney is ready. For enhancing the flavour, you can temper the imli chutney with garlic and chillies.
Store the tamarind dates chutney in an air-tight container and use as required. This recipe will make a thick chutney which needs to be diluted before using. When you have to drizzle this over chaat recipes like sev puri, ragda patties, papdi chaat then you would require a flowy consistency so, add a little water to adjust the consistency accordingly. Do not add water to whole batch otherwise it will decrease the shelf life of the tamarind date chutney.
The tamarind date chutney, meethi chutney or sweet chutney can be freezed in an air-tight container for upto 6 months.
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