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Tamarind Honey/Date Chutney

May 10, 2011

Tamarind Date Chutney is a Sweet and Sour sauce made of Tamarind and Date puree with a few dried spices.  This chutney is what gives chaat its tangy taste and this sticky sauce makes chaats finger licking good!   In this recipe I am substituting honey for date puree as I realized that I ran out of Dates.   You can even use brown sugar for sweetness.    Measurements in this recipe are guidelines, so you can adjust according to your taste.

If you decide to make this with dates, take about 10 -15 dates (small verity or about 10 big ones), remove Pits, and soak them in a cup of warm water for about half an hour.   Puree them in a food process and strain the pulp. Do not add too much water.  Use back of spoon to help you strain the pulp if strainer is clogged.   If you want to save yourself this trouble you can buy jars of date and tamarind pulp from an Indian grocery store.




3 Tbsp Tamarind Pulp (I use store bought Pulp)

6 Tbsp Honey (Or date pulp)

¼ Tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/8 Tsp Ground Clove

1/8 Tsp Black Salt

1 Tsp Coriander Powder

¼ Tsp Salt

2-3 Tbsp Water

Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well incorporated and adjust taste if necessary.  Tangy Chutney is ready…


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