Dates Tamarind Chutney Recipe, How to make Tamarind Dates Chutney Recipe | Chaat Recipes

Sweet tangy chutney made with tamarind, dates and jaggery that is often accompanied with Indian chaat snacks. This Dates Tamarind Chutney Recipe is what I have been making very often and regularly. I learnt it from one of the TV channel and have been following this recipe since then, very easy and tasty chutney. Good going as a side dip with snacks.

This sweet chutney can be had for making chaat items like aloo-paneer bread pakoda, papdi chaat, aloo tikki and even pakora-bhajiya. Its a one stop chutney recipe solution for all your chaat and fried savory snacks.

Make it and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Stays good for about 15-20 days.

If you don’t have seedless dates then there is another variation of this chutney made only with dry dates which I made and posting today. I made both the variations at home both of them has same taste. 

If you are looking for more chutney recipes then do check Tamarind chutney, coconut-tomato chutney, onion-tomato chutney, and coriander chutney
Let's begin Dates Tamarind Chutney Recipe process with step by step pictures.

Ingredients :

Seedless tamarind - 1/2 cup
Seedless or seed dates or dry dates - 1/2 cup
Powdered or grated jaggery - 1/2 cup or adjust as per your taste
Water - 2 cups
Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry ginger powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Red chili powder -  1/4 tsp or 1/2 tsp
Black salt as required

How to make Fresh Roasted Cumin seeds powder ?

First roast the cumin seeds in a small saucepan/tawa over low heat and ground into a powder. The fresh aroma of roasted and grind cumin is awesome..

Preparation Method : 

1. In a pan, take the dates and water. This step for Dry Dates - In a pan, boil the water with dry dates for 15 minutes. After dates properly cooked then take the seeds from dates and cut it in small-small pieces. You skip this step, followed the recipe step same.

2. In a pan, cook the seedless dates, tamarind and water for about 8-9 minutes on a low flame till they soften.

3. Now add the powdered jaggery and continue to cook.

4. Let the jaggery dissolve and the mixture thicken a bit. Add all the spice powders - red chili powder, coriander powder, dry ginger powder(optional) and roasted cumin powder.

5. Stir & simmer for a further 1-2 minutes more. Season with salt.

6. Let the chutney mixture cool down.

7. In a chutney grinder or small blender, grind the this whole mixture till smooth. 

8. Strain the chutney through a strainer. Store the tamarind date chutney in an airtight bowl or container in the refrigerator

Use it when you make chaat at home.
Papdi Chaat Recipe at Home
Enjoy and Happy Cooking :) 


  1. Super yummy tangy-sweet and deeeelicious chutney. Perfect for any snack. Loving it! :)