Anne's Recipes. Online recipe and cooking center.

Online Recipe and Cooking Center

Recipe Navigation
Printable Version

Indian Tamarind Chutney Recipe

Makes 1 cup


  • 1 tsp tamarind cake
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp roasted, ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red chile pepper (hot) up to 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 banana, sliced thinly (optional)


1. Combine tamarind and boiling water; let soak for at least 1 hour.
2. Soak the raisins in 1/3 cup hot water for 1 hour.
3. Puree the raisins in a blender and set aside.
4. Squeeze the tamarind with fingers to break it up; push through a sieve held over a bowl, rubbing as much of the pulp through as possible.
5. Scrape the back of the sieve to collect all the pulp remaining there.
6. Stir in the pureed raisins and all the remaining ingredients. Optionally, add thin slices of 1 banana and serve as a relish.
7. Blend the mixture well, cover and let stand at room temperature for several hours.
8. Serve with fried foods and savory pastries.
9. It will keep in the refrigerator several days.


Have a question or a suggestion? Comment on the recipe!

Main Ingredient:Fruit / Tamarind
Fruit / Raisin
Cuisine:Asian / Indian
Preparation Method:Boiling
Dish:Spreads and Sauces / Chutney

Mailing List
Sign up to our newsletter to receive great recipes weekly:
More Info