Mouthwatering Sweet & sour Tamarind ( imli) chutney

Sugar free 
Preservative & chemical free
Rich source of vital Vitamins & Iron
Super easy to make
No cooking 


  • 1/2 cup Tamarind pulp
  • 4 Soaked Soaked dates (more as per taste)
  • Pinch of Hing ( asafoetida)
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin powder
  • Salt & red chilly powder as per taste


  • Wash the tamarind & dates very well.


  • Soak the tamarind in warm/ room temperature water for 3-4 hrs.
  • *If you are in a rush, you can soak in the hot water ( 10-15 minutes) 
  • Overnight soak  the dates in a small amount of fresh water ( 5-6 hours) 

Mash the tamarind with the help of a fork/fingers, separate the pulp from fiber & seeds.

    Strain it to extract the pulp.

      Deseed the dates 


        • In a mixer/ blender, add tamarind pulp, dates &  dry ingredients.
        • Add little water, blend till you get a smooth, creamy & thick consistency paste.  

        Taste it and adjust the salt & sweetness. 


          I keep it thick & add water when I use it for the dressing ( if I feel the need) 
          Keep thick if you are eating as a dip. 
          Store it in a glass container, keep the lid bit open/ loose; this will help in keeping it fresh longer. 
          It has a long shelf life- a month or more, if you keep it refrigerated. 
          Enjoy it with fritters,  samosa, sandwiches, Dahi vada, add in the chat, eat as it is