Sweet and Sour Chutney.
Chutneys can add zest to most meal. In India, you will usually find a selection of different kinds served in tiny bowls for
people to choose from. Chutneys are also known to increase one’s appetite and aid digestion.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
- Tamarind – 200 gm
- Jaggery – 500 gm (Can be substituted with equal amount of sugar.)
- Dates – 250 gm
- Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste.
- Water –250 ml
- Roasted red chillie, ground – 1 teaspoon or to taste.
- Roasted cumin seeds, ground – 2 teaspoon
- Add the tamarind, jaggery, dates, salt to water and boil over medium heat.
- Let it boil until the quantity of water reduces by half. Stir occasionally to avoid burning.
- Remove from heat and let it cool.
- Put all the ingredients in the blender along with the roasted ground chillie and cumin. Blend them together to a paste.
- Pour in a serving bowl and serve with all kinds of fried starters like samosa, onion bhaji, pakora. It can also be served
with a main meal or enjoyed on its own.
Add raisin, ginger and mango for a slight variation. Add more sugar or chillies to suit your specific taste preferences.
Chutney can be made and preserved for a few days in the refrigerator!