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Sweet Tamarind Chutney / Imli Ki Chutney

Make a tangy sweet chutney using tamarind, raisins and spices.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Priya Shiva


  • 1/4 cup Tamarind/Imli
  • 1/2 cup Grated Jaggery
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil


  1. Soak tamarind for 30 minutes in some warm water. Now drain the water in a separate bowl by removing the pulp and seeds.

  2. Soak raisins in some warm water for 15 minutes. Drain water and blitz the raisins and ginger in a blender.
  3. Take a heavy bottom pan and add oil to it. When oil is warm add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  4. Now add the tamarind water and grated jaggery to it. Mix it well and cook it for few minutes.
  5. Add the raisin-ginger paste to it and add salt, cinnamon powder, black pepper and chilly powder and mix well. Cook it for few minutes till it starts getting thick. Transfer it into another bowl and let it cool down.
  6. You can use this chutney for any starters like cutlets, samosa etc.