Sweet tamarind dates chutney recipe | Red chutney for chats

Sweet tamarind dates chutney recipe | Red chutney chats can be used for many chaat items like Pani Puri Punjabi Aloo Samosa Onion Pakoda, Milagai Bajji Masal vadai and Vegetable Cutlet. Tamarind dates chutney will be sweet in taste and can be refrigerated and used for 15 – 20 days. I used to make this chutney very often and regularly once in 15 days. Without dates it is known as “saunth chutney” in North India. It is made only with tamarind and dry ginger powder. This saunth chutney is also used while serving samosas and pakoras.

Street foods of Mumbai– click the link to know about the street foods and the use of sweet red chutney in it. Now let us see how to prepare this sweet red chutney which is also called as tamarind dates chutney in easy steps.

Sweet tamarind dates chutney recipe | Red chutney chats – Ingredients:- (200 ml cup used)

  • seedless dates / pearichambalam – 1/2 cup (if dates were with seeds remove it)
  • seedless tamarind / puzhi – 1/2 cup
  • grated jaggery / vellam – 1/2 cup
  • dried red chilly / vara milagai – 1
  • roasted cumin / seeragam – 1 tsp
  • ginger / inji – 1 tsp
  • black salt – 1/2 tsp
  • water – 2 cup
 Ingredients for sweet red chutney – dates, jaggery, tamarind, red chilly, cumin seeds, ginger paste and black salt
Ingredients for sweet red chutney – dates, jaggery, tamarind, red chilly, cumin seeds, ginger paste and black salt

Method:-

1. Boil seedless dates, tamarind, jaggery and red chilli with enough water in a container till jaggery melts.

Cooking dates, tamarind, jaggery and red chilly with water
Cooking dates, tamarind, jaggery and red chilly with water

2. Cool down to room temperature and grind these ingredients along with ginger, roasted cumin seeds and black salt into a fine paste.

Ingredients in mixie jar
Ingredients in mixie jar

3. Sieve it through a medium holed sieve (vegetable stainer will be the best) and throw away the husk left over. store it.

Vegetable stainer
Vegetable stainer
Little husk left over
Little husk left over

4. Now store the chutney in a container.

Sweet red chutney
Sweet red chutney

5. This chutney can be used in many chaat items.

Sweet tamarind dates chutney recipe | Red chutney chats
Sweet tamarind dates chutney recipe | Red chutney chats

For more chutney recipes do check

Raw curry leaf tomato chutney

Vada Pav chutney | Dry garlic chutney

Tender tamarind leaf chutney

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