Monday, December 7, 2015

Khajur - Imli Chutney - Sweet & Sour Dates Tamrind Chutney

Chats,samosa, vada pav or pakodas all we need to have is a sweet tangy chutney! Dates & Tamrind chutney is one of the most loved chutney's when it comes to Indian condiments. Healthy in itself with finger-licking deliciousness.


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup deseeded Khajur (Dates)
  • 1/4th cup Chincha / Imli (Tamrind )
  • 1/4th cup Gul (Jaggery)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilly Powder
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Cumin Seeds Powder
  • 2 tsp Black Salt
  • Salt to taste
Method 1:
  • Soak khajur (dates) & tamrind seperately in water for 6 hours.
  • After soaking for almost 6 hrs blend khajur (dates) to a fine paste by adding little water. Transfer this paste into a sauce pan to cook on a medium flame for 15-20mins.
  • Make tamrind pulp by just pressing out the juice from soaked tamrind.
  • Now add gul (jaggery), red chilly powder, cumin powder, black salt, salt & tamrind pulp into the khajur (dates) mixture and let this chutney come to a boil.
  • Keep on stirring occasionally.  Add water as per your requirement. Adjust the sweetness & sourness at this point of time as.
  • Khajur Chinch Chutney is ready. 
  • Enjoy this chutney with any snack or in chat recipes.
Method 2:
  • In a sauce pan add deseeded khajur (dates), Chincha (Imli/Tamrind) and 2-3 cups of water. 
  • Cook these on a medium flame for about 15 mins. Now add all the rest of the ingredients and let this khajur chincha (dates & tamrind) mixture cook for further 5 mins. Switch off the flame and keep this mixture aside to cool down. 
  • Once this khajur (dates) mixture is cooled enough, blend this mixture in batches to a fine paste. Add water as per your requirement if the paste is too thick. Strain this mixture using a strainer.
  • Khajur Chinch Chutney is ready.

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