Khajur Imli ki Chutney

Khajur Imli ki Chutney

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Can't imagine a chaat without this chutney as it adds its unique sweet and sour taste and make it flavourful.

I used it in recipes like Aloo Aur Shakarkand Chaat , Ragda Patties. Iron rich jaggery and dates are sweet in taste that compliments well with the sour tasting tamarind.

Use can make this chutney in bulk and store in the deep freezer for months.

Enjoy how to make Khajur Imli ki Chutney recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

Khajur Imli ki Chutney recipe - How to make Khajur Imli ki Chutney

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 cups
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For Khajur Imli ki Chutney
1 cup deseeded dates (khajur)
2 tbsp deseeded tamarind (imli)
1/2 cup grated jaggery (gur)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste

For khajur imli ki chutney

    For khajur imli ki chutney
  1. To make khajur imli ki chutney, wash the dates and tamarind and put them in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add the jaggery and 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape and then blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  4. Strain the mixture through a sieve.
  5. Add 1½ cups of water, chilli powder, cumin seeds powder and salt and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate the khajur imli ki chutney and use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy12 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates2.9 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg
Khajur Imli ki Chutney recipe with step by step photos

How to make Khajur Imli ki Chutney

  1. For the Khajur Imli ki chutney, take the dates. If they are with seeds, remove them.
  2. Wash the tamarind. Also, ensure there are no seeds in the imli.
  3. Put the dates and tamarind in a pressure cooker. The tamarind provides a little tanginess while the dates make the khajur imli chutney sweet.
  4. Add the jaggery. You can either chop the jaggery or thickly grate them.
  5. Add 1 cup of water.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. It is very important to depressurize the cooker before opening the lid or else you might get burn with the steam. This is how it would look.
  8. Cool completely and transfer it into a mixer jar.
  9. Blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  10. Strain the mixture using a sieve. Use a spoon and keep pressing it extract more khajur imli ki chutney and discard the remaining part.
  11. Don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the sieve.
  12. Add 1½ cups of water and mix well. Adjust the consistency of chutney according to your recipe preference. Add more or less water to get a thick or diluted meethi chatni.
  13. Add the chilli powder. It provides a spicy kick to the khajur imli ki chutney.
  14. Add the cumin seeds powder and salt. Many people even add coriander seeds powder to the khajur imli chutney.
  15. Mix well and your khajur imli ki chutney is ready.
  16. You can also store the sweet chutney in an air-tight container. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 10 days and in the freezer till 3 months. Also, you can make the khajur imli ki chutney in a saucepan if you do not want to pressure cook it. 


Khajur Imli ki Chutney
 on 21 Jul 19 09:19 AM

Tarla Dalal
23 Jul 19 09:42 AM
   Shakunthala, glad you liked the chutney recipe. Happy cooking.
Khajur Imli ki Chutney
 on 26 Dec 16 10:10 PM

awesome recipe.
Tarla Dalal
21 Jul 18 10:09 AM
   Thanks for the feedback.
Khajur Imli ki Chutney
 on 08 Dec 16 07:05 PM

its awesome!
Tarla Dalal
09 Dec 16 10:24 AM
   Jagruti, we are delighted you liked the Chutney recipe.
Khajur Imli ki Chutney
 on 26 Aug 16 04:43 PM

Love this Khajur-Imli-ki-Chutney with my chaat.
Tarla Dalal
09 Dec 16 10:26 AM
   Thanks Deepa.