Imli ki Meethi Chutney Recipe / Sweet Tamarind Chutney Recipe

tamarind chutney for dahi vadaHello foodie buddies. Today I am sharing one of the most demanded chutney recipes. I am sharing the recipe of Sweet Tamarind Chutney or Imli ki Methi Chutney with step by step pictures.

We Indians love our samosas. And having a samosa without imli chutney is a lost cause. The same goes for kachoris. You can use this chutney to make dahi vadas as well. The consistency of this tamarind chutney is not very thick. It pours well. Also, I haven’t used any sugar. The sweetness comes from jaggery. The melange of spices lend a unique and wonderful flavor to the chutney. It will make your taste-buds tickle with tang of the tamarind and soothe it with the warmth of spices.

tamarind chutney for samosa recipe

This chutney stores well for about 3 weeks. Pack it in a clean jar and keep it in the refrigerator. Mix it well with a spoon every time you want to use it so that the thicker pulp that had settled down gets incorporated back again.

Let’s start with the recipe of sweet tamarind chutney now. For the purpose of measurement, 1 cup = 250 ml.

tamarind chutney for samosas


how to make tamarind chutney at home

  • Tamarind – 1 cup, tightly packed
  • Jaggery – 3/4 cup or to taste
  • Water – 2 and 1/2 cups
  • Red chili powder – 1 and 1/2 tsp
  • Coarsely ground fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Jeera powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Dried ginger powder/Saunth – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Melon seeds – 1 and 1/2 tsp

For Tempering

how to make hotel style tamarind chutney

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

How to Make Imli ki Meethi Chutney Recipe / Sweet Tamarind Chutney

  • Heat 1/2 cup water and turn off the heat. Add in the washed tamarind and let it soak for 15 minutes.

imli chutney recipe

  • Mash it with your fingers to extract the pulp. Strain the pulp through the sieve to make it smooth. Use a little water if need be.

sweet imli chutney recipe

  • The pulp is ready. Discard what is left in the sieve.

hotel style tamarind chutney

  • Add 2 cups of water.

hotel style imli chutney

  • Bring the tamarind water to  a boil. Add jaggery so that it melts.

jaggery for tamarind chutney

  • Add in all the salt, black salt, and dry spice powders. Stir occasionally.

how to make sweet imli chutney at home

  • Allow the chutney to bubble on medium heat for 15-20 minutes till it gets thick enough. It should coat the back of the spoon and when you swipe your finger across it, the gap created should stay put. It means it’s the right consistency. Add in the melon seeds and turn of the heat.

how to make imli chutney at home

  • Heat some oil in a pan or skillet. Add in the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Add in the asafoetida and allow it to sizzle for 6-7 seconds.

imli chutney for samosa

  • Pour the tempering over the chutney and mix well. Cover the chutney and allow it to cool.

tamarind chutney for samosa

  • Sweet Tamarind Chutney is ready. Serve with samosas and kachoris and use it in making dahi vadas.

tamarind chutney for samosas


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