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Date & Tamarind Chutney Recipe | Khajur Amli Chutney | Khajur Imli Chutney | Imli Chutney for Chaat

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

If you've ever had Indian Street Food, you've definitely had this Chutney. It's sweet & sour and so tasty, it leaves you wanting more!

This recipe is a natural and healthy recipe, without any added sugar, and definitely not compromising on taste! I use Dates, Tamarind and a few spices to make this recipe (see below).

You'll need to make this Chutney in preparation for the Chaat (Indian Street Food) Recipes! You can also enjoy this with any appetiser, like Samosa, Kachori, etc. which are on my Website too! ENJOY!

Date & Tamarind Chutney Recipe Cooking Time: 25 Minutes (Approx)

(Khajur Imli Chutney) Makes about 1/2 Cup of Chutney


  • 100g Dates (seeds removed)

  • 30g Fresh Tamarind or Tamarind Paste

  • ¾ tspn Salt

  • ½ tspn Chili Powder

  • ¼ tspn Roasted Ground Cumin Powder

  • Pinch of Chaat Masala

  • Pinch of Ginger Powder


Soak the Dates and Tamarind in 1 ¼ Cup boiling water for 1-2 hours. Alternately you can boil the Dates and Tamarind in a small saucepan for 15-20 minutes until the dates are softened up.

Tip: Add more boiling water as needed, but remember not to make it too runny!

Let the mixture cool down a bit before grinding.

Tip: Cooling the mixture down will avoid it splashing everywhere from the blender as pressure builds up inside the blender if the contents are too hot.

Remove any excess water from soaking or boiling, but keep it on the side.

Using a blender, grind the Dates and Tamarind into a smooth paste using a small amount of water from soaking or boiling.

Tip: Remember to only add boiled and cooled water to the mix if more water is needed.

Tip: Don't make the Chutney too runny as you can always add more water later, but you cannot remove excess water.

Sieve the mixture to remove any fibres. Throw the fibres away.

Add the spices and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. This should taste sweet and sour with a little heat and some punch from the Chaat Masala.

ENJOY with any appetiser like Samosa, Kachori, Bhajia, etc.!


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