Sweet Tamarind (Imli) Chutney

Servings: a small bowl

Cooking Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 cup dry tamarind
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder(optional)
  • 1.5 cup water for soaking tamarind


Step 1: Soak the dry tamarind in water for about 30 minutes.When tamarind is soft and pulpy, mash it with hand so that all the tamarind pulp comes out in water.Add more water if required.Strain the tamarind water so that we can get smooth tamarind pulp.

Step 2: Put a pan on gas, add the tamarind pulp with 1/2 cup water.When water comes to boil add sugar and let it melt.

Step 3: Add salt,red chilli powder,cumin powder,black salt and dry ginger powder and mix nicely.Let the mixture boil for about 10 minutes until it gets chutney like thick consistency.

Step 4: Taste it and add more sugar or salt if required as per your taste.Cool and Store it a glass jar and refrigerate it.Chutney remains good for about a month if refrigerated. Enjoy this tangy chutney with golgappa, samosa or any appetizer of your choice.Enjoy!!

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