9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Tamarind Chutney / Sweet and Sour Chutney - Indian Chaat Recipes

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tamarind Chutney / Sweet and Sour Chutney - Indian Chaat Recipes

Indian Chaat recipes are so famous and so delicious... And this chutney is a key one!! This chutney is both sweet and sour chutney and is a delicious condiment. Serve it with pakoras, samosas, chaat and many more popular Indian snacks to take it to a next level.. Have fun with this chutney drizzled over dahi vadais, bhel poori, or any kind of chat; this takes them. You can make this in bulk and pour it in muffin trays or ice cubes tray and freeze and store it in a Ziploc bag. It stays good in freezer for 3 months. When need to use, take required piece out and thaw and serve chilled or room temperature!!
Tamarind Chutney - IMG_9414
Ingredients
Tamarind - 1/2 lb. (seeded)
Sugar - 2 1/2 cups
Boiling Water- 2 cups
Roasted Ground Cumin Seeds – 1 1/2 tablespoons
Salt – 1 tablespoon
Black Salt – 1 teaspoon
Red Chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Ground Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon
Ginger Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Method
Break the tamarind into small pieces and soak in hot boiling water for one hour.
Mash it into a pulp and strain pressing the tamarind into the strainer so that all the pulp comes out.
Add sugar to the pulp mix well.
Add the remaining ingredients. Mix again well and taste. Add more sugar, salt or pepper as needed.
Chutney can be refrigerated for two to three months.

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12 comments :

  1. That's a good one...very useful to stock always!

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  2. This is a must have with the Indian Chat. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  3. I have always made this chutney with jaggery...but in any form the sweet and sour taste is inviting

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  4. A nice basic recipe that goes with a variety of snacks.

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  5. wow very delicious sweet and sour tamarind chutney :) looks yumm !!

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  6. I love to have this in my refrigerator especially during Ramadan when we often make chats, dahi vadas, samosas etc for iftar ( the meal that breaks the fast at dusk ).

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  7. tamarind is my fave kind of chutney

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  8. Yummy chutney to keep on hand when chaat fever strikes.

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  9. A must have for those evening snack cravings.

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  10. A must have at home for us as we are all chaat freaks!!

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