Tamarind - Date Chutney ( Sweet Indian Chutney)

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
2 hrs
15 mins

The quantities are guesstimates. You can adjust everything for your taste. Updated 4/3/06 - Addition of ginger powder. Improved the steps

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  1. Place the jaggery, dates and water in a deep boiling pan for about 2 hours.
  2. After the dates become smooth, blend in a mixer till smooth.
  3. Strain and transfer to the pan again.
  4. Add the tamarind paste and seasoning.
  5. Boil till thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thinly.
  6. Cool again. Store in clean airtight bottles and refrigerate.
  7. Shelf life of about a month in the refrigerator.
  8. * Here, I have used tamarind paste. But in case you do not have tamarind, soak the tamarind in water and extract its paste.
  9. What I usually do is use dry tamarind powder which I get from Indian grocery stores.