Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Perfect dipping sauce for Samosas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the sugar, dates and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 7-8 minutes, until the dates are very soft.
  3. Stir in the tamarind.
  4. Very carefully, pour the ingredients into a blender, clamp the lid down tight and blend until smooth (or blend in the pot with an immersion/stick blender).
  5. Return the mixture to the pot and boil until thick enough to thinly coat the back of a spoon (the chutney will thicken more as it cools).
  6. Stir in the spices and salt.
  7. Taste for seasoning: the chutney should be equal parts sweet, salty and sour.
  8. Add more tamarind, sugar or salt if any of these needs a boost.
  9. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.


Most Helpful

Absolutely Delicious ...Use it with a variety of foods

heatherJN March 11, 2015

Absolutely loved this chutney! Was the first time I've made one and it was a delightful surprise and a big hit! This will def be my go to chutney for my samosas!!! T

BlondeGuru June 28, 2012

Absolutely amazing! This is an easy, delicious sweet chutney recipe that went great with samosas. Thank you!

JenR10 January 12, 2012

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