August 26, 2013

KHATTI MEETHI CHUTNEY



 Ingredients
 
De seeded  Dates/Khajur - 2 cups
Tamarind/Imli - 1 cup
Jaggery  - 1/2 cup

Method:


1. Discard the seeds of both dates and tamarind. 
2. Soak dates, tamarind and jaggery each in separate vessels in warm water for about 30 minutes.  Soaking will make grinding easy.
3. If you are using jaggery, cut (to small pieces) or grate it before soaking.  When jaggery will dissolve completely, sieve/strain it.  Sometimes jaggery contains little dirt.
4. Slightly mash soaked tamarind with hands.
5. Grind soaked dates, tamarind and jaggery with the water used for soaking.  Blend till you get a smooth paste.  Serve this sweet sour chutney with cutlets or fritters/pakodas.  Dilute the khatti meethi chutney for pani puri as desired.

6. Store this sweet sour chutney in freezer safe containers in the freezer.  To thaw/defrost frozen chutney, place the container in slightly warm water before use.