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Date chutney- khajoor chutney

Date chutney- khajoor chutney is a great and easy recipe.It can add just that tangy zing to any snack.

In cold countries or outside India, it is sometimes very difficult to find tamarind.You do visit an Indian store to get all the special ingredients we use.This recipe is a great way to get the same taste on your palette without actually searching for tamarind. It is easy to cook and ready within few minutes.

None of those ‘dahi bhallas’ and ‘samosas‘ would miss that imli chutney once you make this.This home made sweet and spicy chutney is great with nutrients too.The authenticity is a huge far cry from oily and sugar loaded processed tomato sauce.You can also give it to kids as it is a rich source of Iron.Great even during winters.Also, no need of soaking tamarind and planning ahead.This chutney is an instant dip.

Also during vrat or fasting like navratri,we avoid many foods.However, you can still consume dates.You may avoid red chilly powder though.It goes great with our vrat papdi chaat and sev puri and dahi puri.

This chutney can replace your need for tamarind chutney/ketchup.


Scroll below to read the recipe of Date chutney-khajoor chutney


Date chutney- khajoor chutney
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Date chutney- khajoor chutney


  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilly powder(optional during fast)
  • 2 tsp amchoor or dried mango powder(or 2 tbsp tamarind pulp)
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala (optional)
  • 1 tsp sugar


  • Chop the dates in small pieces. In case pitted dates are not available, remove the seed from regular dates and chop them.
  • Put water to boil on a sauce pan and add these dates to it.
  • Add salt and stir repeatedly till you see it forming a sticky mixture with dense consistency.You can add some water if you find it too gooey.
  • Add chilly powder,amchoor, chaat masala to it and let it cool.
  • Blend it to make a smooth puree. Optionally you can strain it if you like it very runny.
  • Serve it with vada,cutlet,samosa,etc or any tea time snacks
  • Store in a dry bottle in a refrigerator.

Avoid using chaat masala,chilly powder in their diet,when making dishes eaten during fast like navratre vrat ka khana


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