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:

  •  tamarind
  •   dates
  •   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.

32 thoughts on “Khajur Imli – Sweet Chutney for Chaat

  1. Hi Sailu,

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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