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Imli chutney
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Imli aur Gur Ki Chutney | Tamarind Chutney

A tangy delicious Dip of tamarind and jaggery to serve with snacks , chaat and street food
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Chaat, Chutney /Dips, Condiments
Cuisine: North Indian Cuisine, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: imli ki chutney, laal chutney, Meethi Chutney, red chutney, saunth chutney, tamarind chutney
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • pan, sieve


  • 100 gms Seedless Tamarind
  • 200 gms Jaggary / Gud *
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder
  • 1 tbsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 1 tbsp Chili flakes /Kuti hui laal mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns / Sabut Kali Mirch
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 1 tsp Black Salt / Kala Namak
  • To Taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Powder / Saunth
  • 1/4 cup Raisins / Kishmish
  • 2 tbsp Melon Seeds / Magaz / Kharbooje Ke Beej
  • 1 cup Sugar optional
  • 1 tbsp ginger slices
  • 2 Dry date/ chuhara


  • Soak tamarind in 2 cups of water. either overnight or minimum for 4 hours.
  • If you are short of time then can soak in hot water or even boil it for few minutes.
  • Now mash it well and strain to remove the seeds and the fiber and discard the residue.
  • In a broad and heavy bottom pan add the tamarind extract ,1 cup water and the grated jaggary and cook on low heat for 10 minutes or till it start to thicken.
  • Now if you want to make it sweeter then can add 1- 1.5 cups of sugar at this stage and if you want it little sweet and little sour then taste it now and if its good for your taste then skip adding sugar. totally depends on your taste preference.
  • Now add chili powder, chili flakes, black salt, salt, pepper powder , asafoetida,ginger powder, dried or fresh ginger slices , raisins and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Switch off the heat and add roasted cumin powder and dry roasted melon seeds
  • Let it cool down completely and then store in a glass jar.
  • Stays well for more then 6 months at room temperature and more then 1 year in the refrigerator.


Addition of dried ginger slices, raisins, dried dates/ chuhara and melon seeds are optional