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    Tamarind - Date Chutney ( Sweet Indian Chutney)

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 15 mins

    2 hrs

    15 mins

    Sana's Note:

    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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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the jaggery, dates and water in a deep boiling pan for about 2 hours.
    2. 2
      After the dates become smooth, blend in a mixer till smooth.
    3. 3
      Strain and transfer to the pan again.
    4. 4
      Add the tamarind paste and seasoning.
    5. 5
      Boil till thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thinly.
    6. 6
      Cool again. Store in clean airtight bottles and refrigerate.
    7. 7
      Shelf life of about a month in the refrigerator.
    8. 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. 9
      What I usually do is use dry tamarind powder which I get from Indian grocery stores.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 21, 2013

      55

      This is a real winner in my book!<br/>I left the lid off the date concoction for cook time of two hours. I wasn't sure whether to keep lid on or off. A lot of the water evaporated so I ended up having to add water because it was very thick.<br/>The flavor after a night in the fridge...one word: WOW. <br/>I made this chutney along with Cilantro Mint chutney to go with Samosas and Chickpea Fritters.<br/><br/>This Tamarind-Date Chutney would be good just to have a staple in the fridge. I can see it going well with a lot of things. It's almost like jam only way better with it's sweet and sourish plum like tang! <br/>It makes a pretty big batch, too.

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    • on April 15, 2010

      55

      Wonderful and delicious in every way. It was absolutely perfect with the Indian Samosa's #15348. I actually didn't have any tamarind paste, but I was able to get a package of tamarind pods. I have never used these before, but I soaked them in water as suggested and scraped the paste off of the seeds after they softened. I ended up with only half the amount that the recipe called for, but it still turned out great. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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    • on September 19, 2007

      35

      wow its delicious

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    Nutritional Facts for Tamarind - Date Chutney ( Sweet Indian Chutney)

    Serving Size: 1 (76 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 123.2
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    95%
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 296.0 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.0 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 30.1 g
    120%
    Protein 0.5 g
    1%

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