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Date Chutney Recipe

Serves 3

This recipe calls for tamarind paste, a sweet-and-sour flavoring paste made from the beanlike tamarind fruit. If you can't find tamarind paste, add 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup vinegar to dates during cooking.


  • 8 oz pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind paste


1. Place dates in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
2. Cook until soft and tender, about 25 minutes, or cook dates for 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.
3. Set cooked dates aside to cool.
4. Puree dates in small batches in a food processor or blender, adding a little water as needed to make a smooth paste.
5. Melt tamarind and spices to pureed dates.
6. Stir well.
7. Add more water as needed to make a thick sauce.


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Main Ingredient:Fruit / Date
Cuisine:Asian / Indian
Preparation Method:Fry
Dish:Spreads and Sauces / Chutney
Special Diet:Low Fat

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