This is a very easy recipe for a tasty tamarind chutney. It’s sweet and sour thanks to the perfect combination of sugar & jaggery and tamarind. The spice mix also gives it an intense flavour. You can make it as mild or as spicy as you like. I tend to make it mild so my girls can enjoy it too. It is the perfect accompaniment for fried Indian snacks like pakoras/bhajis and samosas.
1 cup hot water
150 gms tamarind paste
1/2 cup jaggery
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp chat masala
1 pinch salt
Put all the ingredients in an electric blender and blend for a couple of minutes or until well combined.
Taste it to regulate salt, chilly powder and sugar to your liking.
Put in a glass jar and let it cool down, then put it in the fridge.
It keeps well in the fridge for up to two months.
I’ve never made any chutneys, but you make this look really not intimidating. What’s jaggery? And….HAPPY Friday!
Nuts about food says
Same question: have never heard of jaggery. What is it? Would love to try this.
Hi ladies! :-))) This is what wiki says about jaggery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaggery You should easily find it in any Indian store as it is commonly used in Indian cooking. 🙂 Have a great weekend!!!
Oh, there’s that elusive tamarind paste! I will have to be on the hunt for it again along with jaggery…I bet your chutney wonderful. I’ve never made any, either 🙂 Happy Friday, Manu!!!
Hester Casey - Alchemy says
Sounds lovely, Manu. This is the perfect excuse to go to the Asian market and search out jaggery and tamarind paste (and a whole load of other things I decide I cannot live without). This chutney would be great for the bbq too.
[email protected] in disguise says
I have never made chutney before..we make Tamarind into a sweet drink here and it is used in some savory recipes..
Thank you for teaching me something new 🙂
Parsley Sage says
Mmm! Samosas! I bet this would be perfect with some veggie samosas 🙂 Tamarind is one of those interesting flavors I have a love/hate relationship with. Thanks for giving me a reason to add more points to the ‘love’ column! Buzzed
[email protected] says
I adore chutney. Your chutney makes my “exotic” mango and apple one look so pathetic. Now that is exotic! Just need to get my hands on that jaggery and tamarind. Would love to dribble it on a eye-watering curry… bon weekend, Manu!
Biren @ Roti n Rice says
I have seen jaggery but have never tried it. This chutney would certainly be delicious with cauliflower pakoras. Have a lovely weekend!
Nami @ Just One Cookbook says
My neighbor Indian friend make a killer chutney. I never bothered asking her recipe since I can eat often at her house…but now I know how to make it on my own thanks to you! Have a great weekend Manu!
Purabi Naha says
Great to see this famous Indian tamarind chutney in your webpage. This one is surely something that most of the people crave for as an accomaniment with Indian snacks! One of my favourite chutneys!!
slurp slurp .. tangy tamarind chutney .. !
The Harried Cook says
Manu! You are so cool… This is a very authentic recipe. I have made something very similar several times before… We have a kind of Indian snack/street food genre called ‘chat/chaat’, and this is used a lot in those recipes. I make them at home because they are really fresh and light, and we all enjoy them. Many of the recipes use tamarind chutney, and your recipe is perfect! Btw, Jaggery also adds an interesting flavor to granola bars and peanut brittle 🙂 We use quite a bit of jaggery in our cooking… I always have a huge jar of it at home! Thanks for sharing this beauty of a recipe..
i really enjoy tamarind.. in soups, in chutney form i wonder how id use it. Though it does look unique and interesting