Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe - Khajur Imli Chutney

A classic Indian chutney made with dates that lends sweetness to the chutney and tamarind that makes it tangy, this khatta-meetha Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe is a must when making chaat.

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Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe - Khajur Imli Chutney
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Khajur Imli Ki Chutney or the Date Tamarind Chutney is a sweet and sour tangy chutney made from dates tamarind and jaggery. The Khajur Imli Ki Chutney recipe is an essential component in Chaats like Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, Samosa and more. Spreading this chutney over chaats is an absolute must to have the best chaat experience.

Serve Khajur Imli Ki Chutney along with Samosa for a tea time snack.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chutney Recipes such as

  1. Dhaniya Pudina Chutney
  2. Tomato Chutney
  3. Mysore Chutney

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


3 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cups Dates , pitted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tamarind Paste
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black Salt (Kala Namak)
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe - Khajur Imli Chutney

  1. To begin making the Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe, heat 1-1/2 cups of water in a saucepan on medium heat; add the dates and allow it cook in the water until soft and tender. Stir in the tamarind pulp, jaggery, chilli powder, cumin powder, dry ginger powder, black sal and salt to taste and simmer for another 5 minutes.

  2. Turn off the heat and cool the Date and Tamarind Chutney mixture and puree into a fine paste. Strain the chutney mixture in fine sieve to remove any residue. Refrigerate and store the Date and Tamarind Chutney  in an air tight container until ready to serve.

  3. I personally like to not puree my Date and Tamarind Chutney. I like my chutney to be chunky. To savor it the way I like, once all the ingredients are simmered well and cooled, refrigerate the Date and Tamarind Chutney and serve as desired.

  4. Serve Khajur Imli Ki Chutney along with Samosa for a tea time snack.

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