For all indians who like street food and chaats and for all the people in the world who love indian snacks, this chutney is a must have!
One of the most popular chutney and widely used in Indian snacks and with chaats (savoury snacks). It has tangy, sweet and little spicy flavour. I am almost drooling while having it with any snacks. One of my favourite and possibly the most widely used in restaurants and as an accompanient with Indian snacks like samosas, chaats, bhel puri or tikkis or kebabs!
It can be stored in refrigerator uptill 2 weeks!
1 cup dry dates (de-seeded)
1/2 cup tamarind pulp
1/2 to 3/4 cup jaggery
1 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
1/4 tsp asafoetida(hing)
1/2 tbsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp dry coriander seeds(dhaniya)
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
11/2 tbsp oil
- Grind the dates to coarse powder. In a sauce pan, heat oil. Add fenugreek seeds(methi), Hing and dry coriander seeds. Add date powder.Mix properly. Add 3 tbsp water and salt . Close the pan and cook for 5 minutes .
- Now add tamarind pulp, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and jaggery. Mix properly. Add 3/4 cup water. Simmer and cook for 10 more minutes. The mixture should be reduced to thick chutney.