Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sweet Tamarind Chutney ~ For Chaat

A Chaat is not complete without a drizzle of sweet chutney. We love chaat and make it once a week. Hence I always have green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney in my freezer. I have been making this chutney since many years. It is so easy to make and they keep well for a long time. Do try making this chutney and enjoy it by drizzling generously on your chaat.

  • Tamarind - Lemon sized ball (around 50g)
  • Jaggery, powdered - 1/2 to 2/3 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Roasted Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt- A pinch


Take a cup of water in a pot and heat it. Once hot, turn off the heat and drop in the tamarind. Let it sit for 15- 20 minutes.

When it is cool to the touch, mash the tamarind with your hands. Then transfer it into a blender and blend it until smooth.
Then strain the mixture into the same pot and discard the fibres.

Now start heating the tamarind pulp. Then add in the powdered jaggery.

Let it boil. Once the jaggery is melted, add in the red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and salt. Mix well. Allow the mixture to boil on a medium flame until it thickens slightly (10- 15 minutes).

Once it thickens, turn off the heat. Allow it to cool completely. Remember that the mixture thickens as it cools.
Sweet Tamarind Chutney is ready!

Transfer the chutney to a clean glass container and store in the refrigerator. It stays good for a month or two. If you want to store it for a longer time then freeze them in ice cube trays and then transfer it into a resealable bag. Above measurement makes one cup of chutney.

Serving Suggestion: You can top it on any chaat like masala puri, sev puri, dahi sev puri, papdi chaat, bhel puri etc. It makes a good accompaniment to samosa, dhokla etc.

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