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Sweet chutney

Sweet chutney with tamarind and jaggery as main ingredients. This is a no dates version chutney for chaat recipes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 lemon size Tamarind
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp Kala namak Black salt
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder Bhuna jeera powder
  • 1 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder


  • Pressure cook tamarind with little water for 2-3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Extract juice with 1 cup water.
  • Optional step: Heat jaggery with 1/4 cup water, strain it to remove impurities.
  • Heat jaggery + tamarind extract in a sauce pan.
  • Mix kala namak (black salt), chaat masala, roasted cumin powder and red chilli powder using a whisk.
  • Bring to boil. It may overflow first, so keep mixing.
  • Simmer for 6-8 mins until it becomes thick, glossy and sticky.Cool down to store.


  • Adjust red chilli powder according to the variety you use. Balance sourness as needed.
  • Roasted cumin seeds powder can be added just before removing from fire.
  • Switch off earlier if you want a watery chutney. But boiling until it gets sticky feel when you test between fingers is must.