Sweet Chutney /Khatti Meethi Chutney / Tamrind Date Chutney /(also known as Saunth ki Chutney in NorthIndia) known in different names but tastes delicious….
This chutney is a must for all most all chats,..without this chats are incomplete…. This can be stored for months when refrigerated….
This is a mixture in taste with sweetness of dates and tangyness of tamrind….You can use this as a dip or as a spread …
•1 cup Dates(nearly 25 dates with seeds)
•3/4 cup Tamrind without seeds
•1 tsp chilly powder
•3/4 tsp roasted jeera powder
▪Soak Dates in warm water for an hour,deseed this….
▪At the same time soak tamrind in warm water and deseed if any
▪Grind both together to fine paste(if you want you can stain the pulp,I have not done here in my recipe )
▪Now add this to a kadai along with salt, chilly powder and jeera powder..
▪Boil on medium flame till thick(takes 20 -25 min)
▪cool this and store in an airtight container and refrigerate
▪use when required for chats by diluting it or use as it ..
* you can reduce the dates quantity and use jaggery if you like….I have used only dates here
*this chutney can be used as a spread for breads ,chapatis ….
*can even be used as a dip along with samosa,kachoris,…
*store when cooled on an airtight container and refrigerate
*don’t get spoiled for 6 months or more