Date and tamarind chutney- A sweet and tangy tamarind and date chutney
khajoor imli ki chutney/sweet tamarind chutney is the most popular chutney of Northern India .It is served with each and every snack and chaat items ,no chat is complete with out drizzling few spoons of this tangy chutney. I always keep a jar full of tamarind chutney in my refrigerator and on each festival it is the first thing to make before starting to make the savory snacks.
Making tamarind chutney is quite easy if you add the ingredients in correct ratio to balance the sweet and sour taste of it .You can use either sugar or jaggary ,both taste good. The spice level can also be adjusted according to your preference but as it is used over chats so it will be on spicier side. But do remember to remove all the seeds from date and tamarind before grinding else they will ruin the taste of the chutney.addition of raisins is optional you can skip if you wish.
Though date and tamarind chutney is the most popular one but their are few more versions of making sweet chutney other then making with tamarind ,we can also make saunth /sweet chutney with mango powder – Amchoor ki meethi chutney and it is equally delicious and have a good shelf life .Along with tamarind chutney the spicy Green Mint chutney and aam papad chutney is also made prior to all the festival and celebrations.