Sweet Tamarind Chutney (Imli Chutney)

Sweet Tamarind Chutney otherwise known as Imli Chutney made with tamarind, jaggery, and flavors.

This is a staple chutney utilized in India for a wide range of chaats!

This formula ought to have been here years prior. I don’t have the foggiest idea what took me such a long time.

It’s perhaps the most staple chutneys and I have been significant to share this formula throughout recent years.

I use it all the time in my plans and as of late when I shared the Raj-Kachori formula, I got not many messages approaching me to share the formula for the sweet tamarind chutney.

This while, I could never quantify and click pictures and subsequently the postponement in sharing this formula. However, preferred late over never I presume?

With the merry season here, this seems like the ideal occasion to share the formula for this Imli chutney. All things considered, it’s a staple during these occasions, right?

This Sweet Tamarind Chutney

✔has the ideal equilibrium of sweet and tart flavors.

✔used in a wide range of chaat, Dahi Bhalla, and so forth

✔stays great in the fridge for quite a long time.

✔is likewise veggie lover and can be made without gluten by skipping Hing or utilizing without gluten Hing.

This chutney has an unmistakable flavor from all the flavors, jaggery and tamarind and that is the thing that makes it so powerful.

Truly it is my #1 chutney. At whatever point I am eating aloo Tikki or samosa or paneer tikka, I simply heap on the Imli chutney. It resembles I can never have enough of it.

It’s likewise usually known as Sonth or saunth or Meethi chutney.

Elements for The Chutney

Tamarind: it is the fundamental element for this chutney. It’s what gives the chutney that particular tart taste.

I have utilized seedless tamarind here which is effectively accessible at all Indian supermarkets. The tamarind is absorbed heated water and afterward, it’s juice is extricated and utilized in the formula.

Jaggery and sugar: to improve the formula, you can either utilize jaggery or sugar. I have a mix of both a greater amount of the jaggery and a touch of sugar. I like the flavors better when I have both added to the chutney.

However, you may utilize jaggery as it were. In the case of utilizing just jaggery, utilize 1 cup of powdered jaggery.

In like manner on the off chance that you like, you can utilize sugar just in this formula.

Flavors: the formula requires certain flavors that give the chutney that decent unmistakable taste.

I have utilized cumin powder, dark salt, ground ginger, and red bean stew powder. 2 sorts of red stew powder are utilized here-the ordinary stew powder for warmth and Kashmiri red stew powder for shading!

A few people likewise use fennel powder, garam masala in the chutney so you can add them if you like.

Discretionary add-ins: thus, I have made this chutney in a basic manner. However, there are so numerous things that you can add to it-

✔dates: hack a few dates (after eliminating seed) and add them alongside the tamarind when you are bubbling it. That will mellow them. If utilization use dates, decrease the measure of sugar in the formula since dates are normally improved.

✔raisins: brilliant raisins are regularly added to this chutney. So don’t hesitate to add a few.

✔melon seeds: these are regularly added to this chutney.

✔banana cuts: this is another fascinating expansion that you can make to this chutney.

Consistency of the chutney: so the consistency of this chutney relies upon your inclination. I like it thick however not excessively thick.

On the off chance that you favor a thicker chutney, lessen the measure of water or you can stew the chutney for a more drawn out time.

I like mine to have a decent pouring consistency so that it’s effectively pourable over Dahi Bhalla and so forth

Serving Suggestions

This chutney is generally presented with Indian hors d’oeuvres, snacks, and chaat.

Serve this with samosa, paneer tikka. Apply it on vada pav.

Or then again top it on Dahi Bhalla, aloo Tikki, raj kachori, samosa chaat. It’s acceptable for everything!

Putting away the Chutney

This chutney saves well in the cooler for a month without any problem.

Ensure, to utilize a perfect and dry spoon each time when taking out the chutney and it should keep going long.

It likewise freezes well.


1-Add seedless tamarind to a dish and add 1.5 cups (12 oz) water to it.

Put it on warmth and bring to a bubble. When it comes to a bubble, turn off warmth, cover the container with a plate, and let it stay like that for 25 to 30 minutes.

2-Then exchange combination to a blender and mix to a fine glue.

3-Sieve the blend utilizing a sifter to dispose of all the fiber. Add extra 1/2 cup (4 oz) water while sieving the blend.

4-Now heat oil in a Kadai/wok on medium warmth. Add cumin seeds and Hing and let the cumin seeds splutter.

5-Add in the readied tamarind glue and blend. I added 1/4 cup (2 oz) more water here (so absolute water added is 2 1/4 cups= 1.5 cups (at first) + 1/2 cup (while sieving) + 1/4 cup (after adding tamarind glue to skillet). Blend well.

6-Add jaggery, sugar and blend until the jaggery and sugar break down around 2 to 3 minutes.

7-Then add cumin powder, Kashmiri red bean stew powder, Kala Namak, salt, ginger powder, and red bean stew powder. Blend everything great.

8-Simmer the chutney on medium warmth for around 6 minutes until the chutney thickens. Trial and change pleasantness as needs be. Additionally, you can stew more for thicker chutney. I don’t care for it very thick so this was ideal for me.

Allow the chutney to chill off and afterward store in a hermetically sealed glass holder in the cooler. Serve sweet tamarind chutney with samosa, chaats, and so on

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