Date Tamarind Chutney
Jaggery – 1/4 cup (75-80 grams)
Tamarind – 1/3 cup heaped (35 grams)
Dates – 10-12
Red chilli powder -1/2
Roasted Cumin/ jeera powder -1/4 tsp
Dry ginger powder -1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Soak tamarind in hot water for an hour.
Dissolve jaggery in little water and filter it to remove its impurities.
Remove the seed from the dates or use seedless variety.
In a pan boil together tamarind and dates with just enough water. When it starts boiling, add jaggery.
Add salt, chilli powder, jeera powder and dry ginger powder. Simmer and cook till it reaches a saucy consistency. Mash it well with a potato masher.