Tamarind Date Chutney for Chaats /Imli Gud Chutney

Imli chutney or tamarind dates/imli gud  chutney is one of the most essential chutneys used for making chats the best thing about this sweet tangy chutney is it stays well for months in fridge

1 cup dates deseeded
2 tbsp tamarind
1/2 cup jaggery
1/2 to 3/4 tsp chili powder
1/ 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp dry ginger or saunth(optional)
Black salt rock salt to taste
Water as needed
imli gud chutney


  • Cut the dates , soak the dates in water
  • Also soak the tamarind separately
  • Drain the water .
  • Grind the tamarind and dates to a pulp in the mixer
  • Cook the tamarind dates in a pan adding 1 to 1 1/2 cup water
  • Add jaggery and cook on low flame .
  • The jaggery will dissolve and the mixture will begin to thicken as it boils
  • Add the cumin powder red chilli powder saunth powder black salt and salt to taste
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes .
  • Cool and store .

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  1. this is a must have for all types of chaats and samosa...Best part we can store it...

  2. Yummy lip-smacking chutney!! nice clicks!

  3. This is not fair. I see chutney. I see a sour tang chutney. I want this chutney please.

  4. This chutney is the highlight for any chaat...I love it... U left me drooling

  5. The ingredients list doesn't mention the quantity of cumin powder. How much cumin powder should I add?