Date chutney is a quick and easy sweet chutney recipe with perfect balance of flavors. A whole new dimension is added to this yummy chutney with the usage of few Indian spices. This sweet date chutney is truly an amazing accompaniment with your meals.
Sweet date chutney is one stop chutney recipe for all your chaat and fried savoury snacks. This sweet and sour chutney is not only delicious in taste but can be prepared instantly as well. We have used sugar and dates for this recipe but you can use jaggery along with the dates to make the chutney. So, here we have the simplest possible recipe for you all with step-by-step pictures. Enjoy!
Take a date and remove its stalk and seed. After that, slice it into thin pieces. Similarly, prepare all the dates and keep it aside.
Place a pan on flame and add sugar into it along with ½ cup of water. Let it simmer until the sugar dissolves completely.
Once the sugar dissolves completely add sliced dates into it followed by raisins, ginger paste, garam masala, red chilly powder, cumin powder, black salt, salt and asafoetida. Mix all the ingredients really well.
After that, add dry mango powder into the chutney. Mix everything really well. Cook the chutney until it turns thick in consistency.
Dates chutney has turned thick. It is now ready. Turn off the flame. Transfer the chutney in a bowl. Dates chutney is now ready.
Serve this finger-licking and tangy dates chutney as a side assortment with poori, parantha or any meal. Keep this chutney in refrigerator and relish eating for about 2 months. Enjoy!
- If you can’t find fresh dates then take dried dates and soak them in water until they puffs up and use them. You can also use jaggery instead of sugar.
- Time – 6-7 minutes
- Fresh dates – 10-12 (100-150 grams)
- Sugar – ½ cup (100 grams)
- Raisins – 2 tbsp
- Ginger paste – 2 tsp (2 inch piece grated)
- Asafoetida – 1 pinch
- Red chilly powder – ½ tsp
- Garam masala – ½ tsp
- Cumin powder – 1tsp
- Black salt – ¾ tsp
- Salt – ½ tsp or to taste
- Mango powder – 2 tsp
- Remove the stalk and seed of the dates and thinly slice them.
- Heat a pan with sugar and ½ cup of water.
- Once the sugar dissolves completely add dates, raisins, ginger paste, garam masala, red chilly powder, cumin powder, black salt, salt, dry mango powder and asafoetida.
- Dates chutney has turned thick. Turn off the flame. Transfer the chutney in a bowl.
- Serve this finger-licking and tangy dates chutney as a side assortment with poori, parantha or any meal. Enjoy!