Khajur Imli Ki Chutney | Dates Tamarind Chutney | Sweet Chutney for Chaats

Khajur Imli Ki Chutney
Khajur Imli Ki Chutney is sweet, lip smacking and tangy dip made from dates, tamarind and jaggery. As this chutney is too sweet, it is also called Sweet Chutney. This chutney is an essential component in chaats like dahi papdi chaat, sabudana vada, samosa chaat and many more.

Apart from mint and coriander chutney, this is the most popular chutney of Northern India. It is served with each and every snack and chaat items ,no chaat is complete with out this tangy chutney. 

What is Chutney?

Chutney is a side condiments or relish like sauce or side dip originating In India. The ingredients typically include a combination of fruits and vegetables, along with herbs and spices that create a sweet and spicy flavor. Which can be served with daily meals or breakfast dist or with snacks.

What is the shelf life of Date Tamarind Chutney?

khajur imli ki chutney can be stored refrigerated for upto a month and deep frozen for more than 6 months.
Dates Tamarind Chutney

To make the Date Tamarind Chutney, we cooked the de-seeded dates, tamarind and jaggery along with some water till it soften and then blended it to make a coarse mixture with the help of a hand blender. 

We then added all the spices which are used to elevate the flavours of the khajoor imli ki chutney like the chili powder, cumin powder, black salt and ginger powder(saunth) and few more....simmered the chutney till it reached the right consistency. 

I personally don't like pressure cook method, I saw people using it, pressure cook is just for time saving constraint.  If you want to make in short span of time, you can use the pressure cooker method of dates tamarind chutney 👉 The procedure is same- pressure cook all- dates, tamarind and jaggery along with some water, pressure cook it and blend it and then add all spices and simmer it for few minutes. 

Khajoor Imli chutney is quite easy to make and their are few other versions of making this chutney other then making with tamarind, we can also make plain tamarind ki chutney with sugar or jaggery. 

Along with tamarind chutney the spicy Green chutney is also made prior to all the festival and celebrations.

It taste great with all snacks and starters like aloo tikki chaat, dahi vada, papdi, matar chaat, khaman dhokla too and almost every street food and chaat items.

You can even try green raw mango green chutney

You can try delectable chutney recipes for your monsoon snacks.
Khajoor Imli ki Chutney

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Total time : 30 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Ingredients :

1 cup Dates , pitted (seedless)
1/2 cup Tamarind , de-seeded
1/2 cup Jaggery (chopped roughly)
2 cup Water
1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder (lal mirch)
1 teaspoon Roasted Cumin powder (Jeera)
1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder (saunth)
1 teaspoon Black Salt (Kala Namak)
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon husked melon seeds(magaz )

Equipment Used :

hand blender

Preparation Method :

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

2. Once it is soften, turn off the heat and blend the tamarind and dates to make a coarse pulp with the help of a hand blender. Sieve it.

3. Place the pan again back on heat and add the sieved mixture on pan add all spices - red chilli powder, cumin powder, dry ginger powder, black salt and salt to taste. Add little water to adjust the consistency of the chutney, add melon seeds and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. 

4. Turn off the heat and cool the Date and Tamarind Chutney. Refrigerate and store it in an airtight sterlized container/barmi until ready to serve.

5. Serve Khajur Imli ki Chutney along with Samosa or Stuffed Aloo Bread Pakora Recipe or add it to Dahi Batata Puri Chaat and enjoy.
Khajoor Imli Chutney

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  1. Loved the dark colour of the chutney. This is such a versatile chutney that can be used in many ways.

  2. My all time favorite chutney your khajoor imli chutney looks so tempting. Lovely colour

  3. An absolutely vital chutney in any Indian kitchen. One cannot do without the khajur amli chutney as it goes so well with chaats, any potato snacks, cutlets, tikkis, etc. Love the idea of adding melon seeds.

  4. Very useful post for the basics who are making for the first time.. this an essential ingredient of Indian kitchens and must have with chaats and snacks

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  6. While reading the post, I was salivating... A must for almost all the chaats. We can make and store it for future use. Well written detailed post

  7. Lovely post Jolly, like chaats and this chutney is one of the essentials to make them. I never add magaz, next time shall add it.

  8. Versatile chutney for chaats. I loved the addition of melon seeds to the chutney. Lovely recipe.