Chutneys/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Sweet And Tangy Chutney (Khajur Imli Chutney)

Chutneys are condiments made with herbs, spices and fruits or vegetables.  The sweetness in this chutney comes from dates (khajur) and the tanginess comes from tamarind (imli).  This chutney is a perfect complement to the spicy cilantro chutney and the two are used in tandem in many chaat recipes.


  • Dates - 10, pitted, soaked in water for about 30 minutes
  • Jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Black salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste



Bring the soaked dates along with the water to a boil.


Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low to medium flame for close to 20 minutes.  Set aside to cool.


When cool, puree in a blender or food processor.


  • If you want, you can strain the blended chutney to get a smooth consistency. I do not do it, because I like the texture the way it is.
  • If you want to save some time or don’t have all the ingredients, you can purchase this chutney from your local Indian store.  Look for the refrigerated kind.

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