Chutneys work as a taste enhancer. Usually, tamarind chutney is used in various chaats. Adding Dates makes a healthier option, as well as less sweetening agent, is required. I had made this chutney considering the health benefit and had not added sugar, instead used gudh(jaggery).
1/2 cup soaked dates
1/2 cup jaggery
1/4 cup tamarind pulp
1 cup of water
1 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1tsp red chili powder
- Make a paste of dates and tamarind. I used ready tamarind pulp.
- In a saucepan sieve, in this paste add jaggery, ginger powder, cumin powder, salt, chili powder.
- Add water and cook till it reduces and thickens.
- Let it cool.
- It lasts for a month if stored in a glass jar and refrigerates.