Tamarind Chutney / Imli Chutney is a very famous Imli Chutney in north India region which goes well with Indian snacks like dahi bhalle, dahi vada, samosa chaat. It is also served with samosa, kachori, pani puri and pakora. The main ingredient of this chutney is tamarind and jaggery. It is low fat and vegan chutney. This chutney is spiced with dry ginger powder.
Tamarind is dried fruit which is sour in taste and used in Ayurveda for curing many diseases. Tamarind is common in women to treat pregnancy related nausea. It is even given to children to treat worms in intestine.
This tangy chutney is thick in texture. Sourness of Tamarind is balanced with Sweetness of Jaggery mixed with Hotness of dry Ginger Powder and red Chilli Powder.
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Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
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Quantity: 1.25 Cups
Taste: Sweet and Sour
How to make Tamarind Chutney?
Soak the 1 cup seedless tamarind in water, overnight or for 4-5 hours.
With your hands, squeeze the pulp from the tamarind in the same bowl or pan. strain the pulp and keep aside.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small pan. Fry the ½ teaspoon cumin seed powder first. Then add the spice powders – ½ teaspoon dry ginger powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder
Stir and then add the strained tamarind pulp. Cook for 2-3 mins.
Add the 1 cup jaggery, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black salt and cook for 4-5 minutes more till the imli chutney mixture thickens a bit.
When cooled, Store the imli chutney in an air-tight dry jar or container.
Refrigerate and serve whenever required.
Variations of Tamarind Chutney
We can add soaked dates while blending this chutney to replace jaggery
How to preserve Tamarind Chutney?
This is wet chutney. You can store this chutney in a clean glass jar and keep it in the refrigerator. This chutney has a long shelf life.
How to Serve Tamarind Chutney?
Health Benefits of Tamarind
Disadvantages of eating tamarind
Anything eaten in excess quantity is bad for health.
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Different recipes of Tamarind
My experience with Tamarind Chutney
Indian snacks like pani puri, dahi bhalla/dahi bade, bhel, samosa chaat, ragda pattice, etc. are very famous among kids. Even my kids love these chaats a lot. So being a health conscious mother, instead of eating these snacks outside, I prefer to cook these snacks at home. So, Imli Chutney is an unavoidable side dish in these snacks. My freeze is always occupied with the Imli Chutney jar.
Meanwhile, my kids even love to taste it barely with fingers for its sweet and sour taste. It reminds me of my childhood memories. Tamarind was my all time favorite when I was going to school. I used to buy it from small stalls near schools. When I have cravings for tamarind, I always accompany my kids to lick my fingers with this sweet and sour chutney.
What are the side effects of tamarind?
The side effects of tamarind can be like…
- 3Liver and gallbladder problems
- 4Stomach disorders
Is Tamarind harmful for health?
Anything eaten in excess can be bad for health. It can reduce cholesterol. It even helps to lower blood pressure. Tamarind has always been used in Ayurvedic medicines to cure digestion issues.
Can tamarind reduce belly fat?
Tamarind can help you lose weight since it contains substances which increases metabolism.
What happens when you eat too much tamarind?
If you eat too much tamarind and have diabetes then tamarind can lower the blood sugar. Avoid eating too much tamarind.
Is Tamarind good for urine infection?
Tamarind can also protect you from intestinal and urinary tract infections.
Tamarind Chutney which is famous as Imli Chutney in India. It is famous for its sweet and sour taste. It is undetachable from Indian snacks. Try it. Share it.
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