Friday, 7 February 2014

Sweet Chutney / Tamarind Dates Chutney For Chat

ಸೀಹಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ / ಹುಣಸೆಹಣ್ಣು  ಮತ್ತು ಕರಜುರದ ಚಟ್ನಿ 
The original chutney of India was usually a relish made from fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Spices etc.......Chutneys are served with almost every meal in India. It can be fresh or cooked and are made from a wide variety of ingredients. They range in flavor from sweet or sour, Spicy or mild or any other combination.Chutney can be wet or dry and can have a coarse to a fine texture. Some chutneys can preserved  in a air tight containers for a month together eg: Dry or Powdered chutney.

Basic For Beginners
Sweet Chutney / Dates Chutney

Sweet Chutney or Dates Chutney are one of the very simple and delicious item in chat section. If we want a perfect chat, we must have a sweet chutney or else our chat will not complete properly. I usually do not prepare sweet chutney for quick chat items like dhider churmur or cucumber salad etc ......But sweet chutney gives perfect and the best flavour for all chat items.

Basic For Beginners
Sweet chutney / Dates chutney

Ingredients:
Tamarind pulp 1 small cup.
Dates seed less 10 to 12.
Jaggery or sugar 1/2 cup.
Red chili powder 1 tea spoon.
Chat masala powder 1 tea spoon.
Black salt ( optional ).
Salt to taste.

Basic For Beginners
Sweet Chutney / Dates Chutney

METHOD :
Step 1 : Heat water in a pan and add tamarind, dates, jaggery to the hot water and let it boil for 5 to 6 minutes until the jaggery dissolves in water. ( Remove seeds, fibre from tamarind and dates if any ).
Step 2 : Now add chat masala powder, red chilly powder, black salt or salt to taste and stir well. Now turn off heat and allow it to cool for 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 3 : Transfer all the mixture to the blender and grind till smooth consistency. strain the mixture with a soup strainer  and discard the left over pulp.
Step 4 : Now transfer the chutney to a clean and dry airtight container.

Basic For Beginners
Sweet Chutney / Dates Chutney
Note :
1) If you don't have a chat masala powder, simply dry roast Cumin seeds, black pepper and add to a boiling tamarind and dates mixture along with a tea spoon of coriander powder and a inch of ginger.
2) You can keep sweet chutney for up to 10 to 15 days, only when u avoid water while blending.
3) Quantity of all the ingredients used here can be altered according to your choice for look, taste and smell. :)

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