Tamarind Chutney /

Diwali Dishes


  • 1 cup cleaned tamarind
  • 1/2 cup dates deseeded
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1/2 crushed cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup jaggery


Wash the tamarind clean. Place the tamarind, jaggery, sugar, dates and water in a deep boiling pan. Soak for a few minutes. Put to boil for about 7-8 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Blend in a mixie till smooth. Strain and transfer to the pan again. Boil till thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thinly. Add the seasoning. Cool again. Store in clean airtight bottles and refrigerate.