Tamarind Date Chutney for Chaats /Imli Gud Chutney

Imli chutney or tamarind dates/imli gud  chutney is one of the most essential chutneys used for making chats the best thing about this sweet tangy chutney is it stays well for months in fridge

1 cup dates deseeded
2 tbsp tamarind
1/2 cup jaggery
1/2 to 3/4 tsp chili powder
1/ 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp dry ginger or saunth(optional)
Black salt rock salt to taste
Water as needed
imli gud chutney


  • Cut the dates , soak the dates in water
  • Also soak the tamarind separately
  • Drain the water .
  • Grind the tamarind and dates to a pulp in the mixer
  • Cook the tamarind dates in a pan adding 1 to 1 1/2 cup water
  • Add jaggery and cook on low flame .
  • The jaggery will dissolve and the mixture will begin to thicken as it boils
  • Add the cumin powder red chilli powder saunth powder black salt and salt to taste
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes .
  • Cool and store .