Tamarind-date chutney

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Tamarind-date chutney

Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free

2 Servings, 40 Calories/Serving

10–15 Minutes

This sweet chutney is a beloved condiment for chaat, Indian snacks especially popular in Mumbai. For a more authentic consistency, instead of a blender, you can grind the ingredients using a mortar and pestle.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • ½ cup tamarind paste
  • ½ cup pitted dates
  • ½ cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 2¼ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon red chile powder (optional)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 40, Protein: 0 g, Fiber: 1 g, Total Fat: 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 30 mg, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Added Sugars: 4 g.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Make the chutney

In a pot or pan, combine the tamarind paste, dates, and 2 ¼ cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring a few times, until the dates are soft, 8 to 9 minutes. Add the brown sugar and cook, stirring to dissolve the sugar, until the mixture starts to thicken, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cumin, coriander, ginger and chile, if using. Simmer to incorporate the flavors, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, season to taste with salt, and let cool slightly. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree. Strain to remove any tamarind seeds.


Transfer to a bowl and serve at once, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Rewarm before serving.