Monday, 1 February 2016

Sweet Chutney(with tamarind and dates)

This is a very tasty recipe of sweet chutney that I follow these days which can be served with chaats,dhokla and stuff like that.With a little effort one can prepare this and store in a bottle jar that comes out handy whenever need arises.

Tamarind                                 1/2cup(deseeded)
Dates                                          8-10(deseeded)
Jaggery                                     1cup
Salt                                              1-1.5tsp

Coriander powder                 2tsp
Asafoetida(hing)                    a pinch
Red chilli powder                   2tsp
Garam masala powder        1tsp
Black salt                                   1/2tsp
Roasted cumin powder        2tsp
  • Soak tamarind and dates separately using warm water and set aside for 2-3 hours.
  • Take the soaked dates(reserve the drained water)in a blender and prepare a paste.
  • Transfer into a soup pot.
  • In the same blending jar blend tamarind with little water and extract pulp using a strainer.
  • Do this until fibre is visible,needs about 1.5-2 cups of water.
  • Add the tamarind extract into the pot containing dates pulp along with jaggery,salt and bring to a nice rolling boil.
  • Reduce the flame to low and boil for 15-20 minutes.switch off the flame and let it cool
  • In a small seasoning pan roast on low heat coriander powder,asafoetida,red chilli powder carefully without burning the ingredients.
  • Switch off the heat and to this mix garam masala,black salt and roasted cumin powder and let it cool.
  • when the chutney is completely cooled add the roasted masala and mix well
  • Store in a clean dry glass bottle jar .
  • Stays good  for couple of months.
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