Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney or Imli ki Chutney is a delicious sauce made using tamarind. It is a part of Indian Cuisine and a must for Chaat dishes.

Tamarind Chutney Recipe

Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Sweet and Sour Tamarind Chutney or Imli ki Chutney is a delicious sauce made using tamarind. It is a part of Indian Cuisine and a must for Chaat dishes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Seedless Tamarind
  • 1 cup Jaggery Broken into small pieces
  • 1 inch Ginger Grated
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coarse fennel powder
  • 1/2 tsp Hing
  • 1 tsp Black salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Raisins

Instructions

  1. Soak the tamarind in 3 cups of hot water for 20 minutes.

  2. Mash it using hands and strain it through a soup strainer.

  3. Discard the tamarind pulp and keep the water.

  4. Add the tamarind water in a pan.

  5. Add jaggery and all the remaining ingredients except raisins.

  6. Cook the mixture on medium heat for 10-12 minutes.

  7. Add raisins and cook the chutney for another 15–20 minutes.

  8. Keep stirring at regular intervals.

  9. Remove the pan from heat and keep on the counter until it is cooled properly.

  10. Transfer in a clean glass jar and refrigerate up to 3 months.

  11. Use as and when required.

Recipe Notes

To make Tamarind Chutney with dates, chop 2 cups of seedless dates and soak them in 3 cups of water for 20 minutes. Add the dates along with the water in which they were soaked and tamarind water in a pan.

Reduce the amount of jaggery according to your taste and keep the remaining process same as mentioned below. When the chutney is ready, cool it a bit and blend in a blender to make a smooth chutney.

You can dry ginger powder in the recipe instead of fresh ginger for a different taste.

Nutrition Facts
Tamarind Chutney Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 27g30%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.