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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sweet Chutney Recipe-Tamarind Date Chutney-Sweet Chutney for Chat

Tamarind dates chutney or imli ki meethi chutney is a very popular sweet and sour and spicy chutney made with dates, tamarind and jaggery. It is served with many chaat items and can also be used as a dip for samosas. It is also known as saunth chutney.Today we will learn how to make sweet chutney (khatta meeta chutney) for chaat following this easy recipe.

Sweet Chutney-Tamarind Date Chutney

Date Tamarind Chutney

Ingredients needed

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.

Allow it to cool, strain it  using a soup strainer, pressing it well with a ladle to extract as much pulp as you can. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This chutney can also be freezed for 15-20 days.

Also refer

Green Chutney for chaat


  1. thanks for sharing it padhu.. very delicious..

  2. Mmmmmm! Finger licking delicious and chatpata !

  3. Loved this sweet and sour chutney....

  4. nice and simply chutney recipe. You have a beautiful space. first time here. Happy to follow you.

  5. Nice to know that this can b freezed...never tried tat...thnx for sharing.

  6. I love this chutney, loved the addition of dates. Fantastic recipe!

  7. thank you padhu. as i was at home today, thought of making bhelpuri for my children. was not having sweet chutney so tried your method and came out well. thank you so much. shall send you the photograph.

  8. wow so simple.i m surely trying this out tomorrow

  9. Hi... I tried the recipe in a similar way its described.... it came out very well... after 6 months of trying finally i made the perfect sambhar !!! TQ

  10. Hi would it be possible to give the recipe for sweet chutney without tamarind in it...... I mean can we replace tamarind with something else....??

  11. If I'm using tamarind paste instead of tamarind what quantity should I use?


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