Khajur Imli – Sweet Chutney for Chaat



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Date Tamarind – Sweet Chutney with Pani Puri

Sweet chutney is an essential component of Chaat, all varieties of Chaat including Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Masala Puri and Samosa. Just a dash of this stunning sweet-tart condiment spread over Chaat, enhances the flavor by leaps and bounds, making it a key factor for a complete Chaat experience. This zesty sweet and tangy dip recipe calls for the use of tamarind, dates, jaggery and roasted cumin powder.
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Khajur Imli ki (Sweet) Chutney Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45 mts

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup grated jaggery (adjust)

10-12 dates

small orange sized tamarind (de-seeded)

3/4 tsp chilli pwd

1/2 tsp saunf pwd (optional)

1 tsp roasted cumin pwd

water as required

salt to taste

1 Soak tamarind in 2 cups of warm water for 5 mts. Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, add the tamarind along with the water and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and cool.
2 Once cool, grind this tamarind mixture along with dates to a fine paste, adding very little water. Strain through a sieve and pour this tamarind-date paste back into the heavy bottomed vessel.
3 Cook on slow to medium flame for 2-3 mts. Add the grated jaggery and allow it to melt and blend well with the tamarind date mix. Continue to cook till it becomes a thick pouring consistency, approx 15-18 mts.
4 Add chilli pwd, cumin pwd, saunf pwd and salt to taste and combine. Turn off heat. Even if the chutney is thick, its fine. Once cool, refrigerate and use as required.

Note:

When required, take few tbsps of chutney, add little water to dilute it to the consistency of your choice. The sweet chutney can be refrigerated and has a shelf life of 2-3 months.

Khajur Imli – Sweet Chutney for Chaat

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  • Serves: 25

Main Ingredients:

  1. tamarind
  2. dates
  3. jaggery

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Sweet chutney is an essential component of Chaat, all varieties of Chaat including Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Masala Puri and Samosa. Just a dash of this stunning sweet-tart condiment spread over Chaat, enhances the flavor by leaps and bounds, making it a key factor for a complete Chaat experience.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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29 Responses

  1. Priti says:

    Thanks for this Sailu.I was wondering if we can freeze this if we dont use the chutney frequently.

  2. jayashree says:

    Hi Sailu,

    Thanks for the wonderful pani puri recipe. Is it possible for you to post papdi chaat recipe as well? Thanks again.

  3. NR says:

    Is it possible to make this with imli paste if u dont want to do the whole tamarind thing?

  4. Maninas says:

    I love tamarind chutney, ande use Geeta’s brand, but I’ve never tried making my own. Thanks for the recipe, i’ll have to try it now!

  5. Ashu says:

    Hello Sailu

    I tried your pani-puri recipe. All pani-puries were finished before we knew it. They turned out excellent!

    Will you be also posting the recipe of making Ram Laddoo (moong dal pakodi) along with green chutney?
    Ram Laddoo is a popular street food in Delhi. This is what it looks like:

    http://go2.wordpress.com/?id=725X1342&site=madteaparty.wordpress.com&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2F7142833%40N05%2F499732339%2F

    Copied this foto from Anita’s blog – A Mad Tea Party.

    This snack is simply out of the world. We dont get it here in London.

    Thanks
    Ashu

  6. yes must for any chat item..thanks so much for sharing..

  7. Mini says:

    Wonderful Sailaja, thank you for these delicious treats.
    You know what is most appreciable? You make everything from scratch.
    Your patience is applaudable. Keep it going. See ya.

  8. Shubha says:

    Thanks for the recipe…… will definitely try this receipe next time I prepare the chats……

  9. Swathi says:

    Hi Sailu,
    The dates we get here are a bit hard and dry, difficult to grind on their own. Can they be soaked in warm water before grinding? Does it affect the shelf life of the chutney?
    Thanks for clarifying.

  10. Rithun007 says:

    Thanks for this tasty recipe, I will try it :)

  11. Yeshu307 says:

    good

  12. shajee says:

    Thank you sailu….I just impressed my honey in tanuku…
    ha ha ha…

  13. nisha says:

    Can this be made with dates syrup? If yes then I guess no need to blend it?

  14. Roopa says:

    Sailaja garu Khajur ni vere vati to replace cheyavaccha ? what are the options ?TIA.

  15. Ashu says:

    Hello Sailaja, thanks for the recipe!

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