Dates – Tamarind Chutney for Chaat

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Apart from the Green Chutney , this is one more  chaat essential that is always stocked in my freezer. Call it Red Chutney or Dates Chutney or Tamarind Chutney or Meeta Chutney or  Sonth Chutney.. Its the Same… Quite an essential ingredient for chat..

Chat wala’s wud not be adding dates as it wud just shoot up their cost and it will not be economical. But for people doing at home.. Chat is definitely healthy.. for its got this iron packed chutney..
Our friend’s kids just love this for the khatta meetta taste :


INGREDIENTS :

Seedless Dates250 gm
Tamarind100gm
Jaggery100gm
Dried Red Chilli1/2 Nos

Other Ingredients: 

Cumin Powder1 Tsp
Black Salt1/2-3/4th Tsp
Black Pepper1/2 Tsp
Dry Ginger Powder1/2-3/4th Tsp

DIRECTIONS:

  • Deseed the Dates . (I have used seedless Dates in this preparation.)Remove any seed and clean the tamarind and keep it aside.
  • Combine all the 3  essential Ingredients in a pan along with  red chilli and add enough water to dissolve it ..Allow this combination to boil for 15 minutes and let it cool down.
  • Blend the whole thing to obtain a smooth paste.Use a little water if required.
  • Divide this mix into 2 parts. Add 1 tsp of  freshly ground Cumin Powder , black pepper , dry ginger powder and black salt to one part. Leave the other part of this chutney as it is .It will be very handy if you have little guests wanting to attack on chats. I would always add the powders just before we want to enjoy chat .In that way there is no confusion .
  • Store them in small containers and leave them in deep freezer. Use it anytime in the next few months.. It is bound to stay fresh.

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Comments (36)

  • aussome. i never knew abt dates chutney.
    coming online after a long time and love your new template/avatar.
    Keep going gurl!

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  • This is an essential thing for me too for my chaats. Even I add a bit of rock salt to mine.

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  • oh gal, that looks really yummy..A must try..

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  • yum yum Dates chutney with a nice click.

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  • Dates chutneyy looks yummy.

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  • Wow , this looks so yummy..sure this plays well for chats and fruit dip..healthy chutney

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  • Yummy and simple to make chutney. I have never attempted to make this, inspite of the abundance of dates available here. Should try this soon.

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  • yummy recipe..please do collect ur gifts from my blog

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  • Nice click,I love the tanginess and dates combo !

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  • Useful chutney for chaats…just yesterday i did this for pani puri…beautifully presented it sandhya…

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  • Dear Sandhya
    I love date chutney particularly with jagerry. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice weekend

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  • looks very yummy…nice click

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  • Awesome. My sister in law makes date chutney in a different way. She adds half a portion of dates, raisins, a pinch of chilli powder, vinegar and salt. Once its ground well in a blender, it can be served with biriyani and it tastes very yummy too.

    Your recipe also seems very tasty and easy to make, thanks for sharing.

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  • Awesome…You are tempting me to try this 🙂

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  • never heard of dates chutney…looks so delicious and tempting…must have tasted perfect!

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  • never heard of this chutney….must have tasted perfect!…looks yummy, dear!

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  • Tempting dates chutney, prefect for chaats items..

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  • Looks very delicious. yumm.

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  • WOW!!!Yummy..They looks so lovely. Feel like having some.
    Will try it soon Sandhya:)

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  • nice and healthy chutney.As u told by making this at home chat itm will be healthier.nice presentation

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  • Thanks for this lovely and new recipe. Dates chutney looks delicious and tempting.

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  • Healthy n yummy chutney…!!

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  • with paani poori, huh uh' making us tempting with chutney, na…thats a crowd pleasing one':)

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  • Dates chutney looks yumm…

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  • Ohh..cool.. I love chat and now I know how the sweet chutney can be so tasty…never knew it had dates in there…

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  • Dates chutney sounds interesting…easy preparation too…looks tasty 🙂

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  • Nice click..I can't imagine any chaat wid out this chutney..

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  • Looks tangy and versatile Sandhya. Would love to try this.

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  • wow..what a beautiful color…so yummy and great dear.

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  • I love this chutney..Bookmarked!

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  • Tempting chutney,will try soon

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  • wow, looks damn gud. it will be useful to check ur blog whenever I make a chaat with this chutney

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  • very nice chutney…thx for sharing

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  • Yummy chutney.

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  • Iron rich chutney Sandhya! 🙂

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