Chutneys are absolutely essential components of many Indian dishes. They help to balance the flavors and totally levels up a dish. Chaats use a sweet, spicy and savory chutney. An example would be this khajoor ki chutney, garlic chutney and cilantro chutney. It would also taste great served on a cheese board.
My Mom makes this similarly to Apple Butter Chutney, which is another quick chutney to make.
This recipe only needs a few ingredients
- Sugar – you can substitute jaggery
- Spices – red chilli powder, cumin/coriander blend
- Lemon juice
Making homemade Date Chutney
Storing the Chutney
Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated. It should last 3 weeks.
Freezing the Chutney
- Store in a freezer safe container or zip lock bag. Keep 4-6 months in freezer.
- Remember to defrost before using.
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- 1 cup dates 150g
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin coriander powder dhana jeeru
- ½ tsp red chili powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 6 tbsp sugar
- Soak dates in warm water for thirty minutes.
- Blend all ingredients to form a smooth paste. Use the water used to soak the dates in step 1.
- Adjust water amount to thickness of your liking. I like it a little thicker. Serve.