Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sweet & Sour Tamarind Chutney

Tamarind - 3 tbsp
Jaggery - 1/4 cup (adjust the amount depending on how sour the tamarind is and how sweet you want the chutney to be)
Dates - a handful, chopped  (If dates are not available, increse the jaggery quantity)
Black Salt - a pinch
Water - 1/2 cup
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp

Soak the tamarind in water for at least an hour. Mash with your fingers to remove the juices. Discard the thick pulp and seeds.

Add jaggery, dates, salt, cumin and red chili powder. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer till it becomes thick.

Cool and mash a bit and use it as a chutney or a dressing for salad.

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