Sweet Tamarind Chutney

    5 minutes

    A delicious raw chutney made by blending tamarind paste, brown sugar, dates and cumin. It has a sweet yet sour flavour and is great served with any Indian dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 4 dates, pitted and diced
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

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    Excellent flavor combination & very easy to whip up! I served it with an Indian meal & with papadaums for dipping! My husband,who is an Indian food lover-just flipped for this!!  -  30 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This came out really good, but I didn't have tamarind paste. What I had was this chuck of tamarind goo from the asian store. I cut off about a 3/4 cup chuck of it and soaked it in 3/4 cup of water. Then I had to strain all the seeds and fiber from it...squeezing the pulp into a bowl. Then I went on to the next steps. I used one tablespoon of brown sugar blend, about 1/4 cup raisins (as I didn't have dates) and the cumin SEEDS. Well, after running it through the food processor, the cumin seeds were mostly all intact, which I didn't want. So I strained it again....came out perfect. I think next time I would just use ground cumin...like maybe 1/4 to 1/2 tsp depending on how much you like that flavor. Thanks Rani  -  25 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very easy and tasted just like my favorite Indian restaurants. I did add a bit of salt and would use just a tad less water next time. I also used my tamarind paste since I didn't have extract. I made it with dates from Indio California. Very tasty. Great with tandori chicken and naan.  -  04 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)