Tamarind Chutney Recipe

tamarind chutney recipe

Use the tamarind chutney recipe to make this side dish for food like samosas and almost all types of chaat. This chutney is also known as sweet chutney. It, however, has both a sweet and sour taste. Therefore, it makes the food tastier. A highlight of the tamarind chutney recipe is that it is easy to make.

The tamarind chutney can be stored, in the refrigerator, for more time.

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1. Tamarind, packed tightly, 1/8 cup OR 1 big lemon size
2. Dates 5-6
3. Jeera / cumin 1/4 teaspoon
4. Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
5. Jaggery 1/4 cup
6. Salt to taste

How to make Tamarind Chutney ?

1. Clean the tamarind by removing the seeds, shell and fiber and any stones that may be present.

Soak the tamarind in hot water for 10-15 minutes.

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2. Soak dates in hot water for 10-15 minutes.

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3. Dry fry jeera till it turns to golden brown. Keep aside to cool.

Crush jeera, using, for example, a rolling pin, to make a powder.

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4. Grind the tamarind and dates to a fine paste.

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Add water, if necessary, to grind.
5. Transfer the paste to an utensil.

Add chili powder, jaggery and salt to the paste. Mix.

If this mixture is thick, add water.

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The mixture should be thinner than tomato sauce.
6. Boil for 2 minutes.

Add jeera powder. Mix.

Switch off the stove.

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7. Tamarind chutney is ready.

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TIPS Tamarind Chutney Recipe
1. Use sugar, if you do not have jaggery or if you do not like its taste. But jaggery is recommended from a health view.
2. Based on whether you want the tamarind chutney to be thin or thick:

- Add more water to make the chutney thin.
- Boil the chutney for more time to make it thick.

The chutney will, in any case, become little thick after it cools down completely.
3. You can make the tamarind chutney in large quantity and can store it:

- In the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks.

- In the freezer for 8-10 months.

To store it in the freezer:

Cool the utensil with the chutney quickly by placing the utensil in a bowl with cold water.

Transfer the chutney to a freezer-safe container and store the same in the freezer immediately.