How to make the essential chaat chutneys at home?
ESSENTIAL CHAAT CHUTNEY'S - Coriander Chutney & Dates Tamarind Chutney
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Coriander Chutney & Dates Tamarind Chutney are the backbone for any Indian Street Food - 'Chaat' . Make the Chaat Chutney's ahead of time to enjoy Chaat in minutes.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chutney, chutneys, streetfood
Author: Sandhya hariharan
Ingredients for Tamarind Dates Chutney
  • 1 Cup Seedless Dates
  • 1 Cup Tamarind
  • 1 Cup Jaggery
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 2 Cups of Water + more as needed
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2-3/4 Tsp Black Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry Ginger Powder
Ingredients for Coriander Chutney
  • 1 Bunch of Coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • 3-5 Green Chillies
  • Salt To Taste
  • Good Squeeze of Lemon Juice
  • Handful Nylon Sev | Chickpeas flour noodles { Optional } ** refer notes Optional
Directions for making Dates Tamarind Chutney
  1. 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.
  2. Blend the whole thing to obtain a smooth paste.Use a little water if required.
  3. Once this mixture has cooled down, pass them through a fine sieve and strain the mixture.
  4. Add some more water to the pulp in the sieve and strain the extract again.
  5. 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 .
  6. Store them in small containers and leave them in deep freezer. Use it anytime in the next few months. It will stay fresh.
Directions for Making Coriander Chutney
  1. Clean, Wash and Chop the coriander leaves. You could use the stalk too.

  2. In a blender add chopped coriander leaves,green chillies,salt,nylon sev and grind them into a fine paste adding very little water if required.

  3. Squeeze fresh Lemon Juice and add sugar. Mix them well and store them in small air tight containers and keep it in the fridge.

  4. Adjust salt to taste.

  5. This Coriander Chutney / Green Chutney lasts fresh for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. If you would like to freeze it, place them in small containers and freeze them. Defrost a few hours before use and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes for Coriander Chutney I do add a handful of Nylon Sev to the chutney's to give me the right thickness in the consistency.. But feel free to leave it out. A lot of people I know add 2 Tsp of desiccated coconut or even peanuts.You can leave them out if the ingredients are not readily available. Lemon Juice will help the chutney to retain the bright green color as the acidity from the lemon will prevent the decolouration of the green pigments.Mint leaves could also be added if available .(Optional) Chutneys could be stored in small air tight containers in freezer for at least 3-4 months. Once taken out, do not refreeze them.Enjoy the 2 essential Chaat Chutneys for making street food.