March 01, 2021

Dates Tamarind Chutney | Khajoor Imli Chutney


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 Have you all wondered about the recipe of the tongue tickling and lipsmacking brown colored chutney that is poured over your chaats or filled in panipuris ? Do you ask for some extra khatta meetha chutney to be packed when you buy samosas or Dhoklas for your family ? 

If you thought that making this recipe is very complex ,worry not , now you can whip this chutney at the comfort of your home and even store it away for a long time in your freezer and enjoy it as and when you like .

Khajoor Imli Chutney is a very simple recipe using 3 main ingredients Dates(khajoor) , Tamarind (Imli) and jaggery (Gud).   No Desi Chaat is complete without a generous pouring of the khajoor Imli chutney and the spicy green chutney


Khajoor Imli Chutney is a very simple recipe using 3 main ingredients Dates(khajoor) , Tamarind (Imli) and jaggery (Gud). 

No Desi Chaat is complete without a generous pouring of the khajoor Imli chutney and the spicy green chutney. I generally have a batch of this khajoor imli chutney my fridge  which comes in handy to satisfy my sudden pani puri cravings . All I need to do is grind some fresh coriander chutney and dunk the pani puris in these two chutneys and stuff my mouth and relish .. 

If you are a crazy fan  of lipsmacking  chaats like me ,then you must check out these recipes on my blog.

Mumbai style Bhelpuri 

Paani puri 

Karnataka special Masal Puri 


Khajoor Imli Chutney is a very simple recipe using 3 main ingredients Dates(khajoor) , Tamarind (Imli) and jaggery (Gud).   No Desi Chaat is complete without a generous pouring of the khajoor Imli chutney and the spicy green chutney

This week is the 287th week on our foodie group FMBH and it was Aruna's turn to suggest the theme . She came up with this novel idea to post recipes using "dates" as the star ingredient and called this theme as DateWithDates.  If you are a die hard fan of Indo Chinese cuisines and love your spring rolls or wontons with a generous helping of Schezwan Chutney, then do check this fiery and flavorful recipe posted on Aruna's blog .Recipe link SCHEZWAN Chutney 

Preparation Time - 20 mins

Cooking Time - 20 mins

Complexity- simple 

Ingredients 

250 gms seedless dates 
50 gms seedless tamarind 
5-6 tbsp jaggery powder
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp roasted jeera powder 
Pinch of dry ginger powder
1/2 tsp black salt/kaala namak
Pinch of salt 
2 cups water 

Method 

  • Boil the dates , tanarind and jaggery powder in 2 cups of water until they become soft.  Alternatively you can pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  • Let it cool down completely, blend it in a blender to a very fine paste. Adjust water while grinding incase it feels too thick .
  • Pass this paste through a sieve so that we have only the date tamarind extract and nothing else.
  • To this fine extract , add the red chilli powder, roasted jeera powder, salt ,dry ginger powder and 1/2 cup water .Mix it well and bring it to a  rolling boil and add the black salt in the end after turning off. 

**this step is done to ensure that the chutney has a longer shelf life .

  • Cool the chutney completely and then transfer to a clean and dry bottle and store in the fridge .
  • Always remember to use a dry spoon to take out the required quantity of chutney and then store it away immediately. Don't thaw it for a long time .


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Khajoor Imli Chutney is a very simple recipe using 3 main ingredients Dates(khajoor) , Tamarind (Imli) and jaggery (Gud).   No Desi Chaat is complete without a generous pouring of the khajoor Imli chutney and the spicy green chutney



11 comments:

  1. This sweet-sour chutney is the backbone of almost all Indian chaats. Love the addition of dry ginger powder and black salt here. Now, you are tempting me to make some chutney too, and use it in some chaat!

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  2. Tamarind dates chutney look lip smacking and delicious. Always love my chaats with extra chutney as topping. Making chaat is such a breeze when we have the chutney ready.

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  3. Date tamarind chutney is my most favourite chutney. Your looks lipsmackingly delicious. So well explained recipe.

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  4. Lip smacking chutney, it's the life line of all the chaat recipes.. wonderful share and well explained recipe for the beginners.

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  5. Dates tamarind chutney looks very inviting mainly with golgappa. One of the main chutney recipe for many Indian snacks and street food. Loved the flavors of dry ginger powder and jeers powder in it.

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  6. No street food is complete without this lip smacking dates and tamarind chutney. I make it in the same manner. Lovely share.

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  7. No chaat recipe is complete without a generous dollop of dates tamarind chutney. It is an essential must have in all Indian Kitchens. Like the idea of adding a pinch of dried ginger, which I usually don't. Must try that next time I make my batch of this sweet and tangy chutney.

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  8. Tamarind and dates chutney is a favourite with us too. I make it too but not as often as I would like to as I don't often get the fresh tamarind. Your recipe has reminded me that I should try and get the ingredients to make it soon

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  9. Khajoor I’m lo chutney is so versatile and delicious. A handy chutney anytime. I would love to try your version sometime.

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  10. 3 ingredients creating lip smacking magic in the chaat kingdom !!

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  11. In the Caribbean, we also make tamarind chutney but we dont make it with dates also. We usually just add brown sugar. Going to try it this way next time for sure.

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