Tamarind and Date Chutney

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This Indian sweet/sour chutney is a great dipping sauce for fried savory appetizers.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 oz
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper (or indian chili powder)

How to Make Tamarind and Date Chutney


  1. Break the lump of tamarind into small pieces and boil them in the water for 10 minutes. Pour the tamarind mixture through a sieve. With a wooden spoon, push as much of the pulp as possible through the sieve into the water, scraping the bottom of the sieve every few seconds. Continue until all the pulp has been extracted from the seeds and fiber.
  2. To this juice mixture, add all other ingredients. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, until most of the liquid cooks off and the chutney takes on the consistency of marmalade.

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About Tamarind and Date Chutney

Course/Dish: Fruit Sauces
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Indian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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