Khajur imli ki chutney

This sweet and sour chutney blend spruces up almost all chaat recipes.The addition of jaggery makes the chutney sweeter,but you may omit it if you prefer a more tangy flavor.An essential accompaniment to most chaats,this chutney can be stored refrigerated for upto a month and deep frozen for more than 6 months.This chutney is also referred as sweet chutney.


Dates-2 cups(deseeded)
Tamrind-1/2 cup(deseeded)
Jaggery-1 cup(gur)-grated
Chilly powder-1 tsp
Asafoetida-1 pinch
Salt-to taste

  1. Wash the dates and tamarind and place them in a saucepan.
  2. Add the jaggery,chilly powder,asafoetida,salt and 4 cups of water and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Cool and strain the mixture through a sieve.
  4. Use as required and store in a refrigerator.

       You can also puree the chutney and in a food processor and then strain it.
       You may also use date syrup instead of dates.
       You can store it for nearly a month.
       You may also add few fennel seeds to the chutney.