Fusion Platter

A blend of tasty food and culture

Imli Chutney ⎪ How to make Tamarind chutney

Imli Chutney

Tamarind chutney or Imli chutney is a sweet and tangy sauce served with almost every savoury snack in India. This tamarind is sauce is prepared using jaggery and a few Indian spices to give it flavour, taste and zing. The recipe that I am going to share with you today is a very old, tried and tested one. It’s taste is subtle and not too strong, which makes it even more enjoyable and delicious. Do try out my other dips if you’re planning to make aloo tikki chaat or just have it in your bhelpuri

Imli Chutney


  1. 1/4 cup of tamarind soaked in water for 2 – 3 hours
  2. 6 seedless dates soaked in water 3-4 hours
  3. 1/2 a cup of jaggery soaked in water for 2 – 3 hours
  4. 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  5. 1/4 tsp redi chilli powder
  6. 1 cup water
  7. A pinch of salt to taste
  8. 1 tsp raisins soaked in warm water for 1 hour
Soaking the ingredients : 3-4 hrsCooking time : 10 minsServes : 1 bowl

Procedure to make Imli Chutney

  1. Wash and soak the tamarind, raisins, jaggery and dates for the given amount of time

  2. Blend all the ingredients together to form a smooth paste

  3. Just before serving add 1 cup water to it amd mix well. Your delicious tamarind chutney is ready


  1. I have used boiled water to add to the chutney. You could use the same or mineral water will also do
  2. This chutney can be refrigerated and consumed withing 5 days of making it
  3. Avoid using a wet spoon if you plan to preserve your chutney or it may result in developing fungus
  4. This chutney is best used for making chaats and bhelpuri.