Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet tangy Tamarind chutney (इमली की सौंठ)

Sweet tangy Tamarind chutney(इमली की सौंठ)can be accompanied with almost all Indian snacks.It is not only easy to make but got a good shelf life too.This chutney can be used with samosas, dahi bade and all chaats.

In this recipe,If someone doesn't have tamarind readily available then they can use dry mango powder in place of it.

Tamarind paste or dry mango powder                1 cup
Sugar                                              1 cup
Roasted n grounded cumin seeds                     1 teaspoon
Black  rock salt or salt                               1 teaspoon
grounded black pepper                                      4-5
grounded cloves                                            2-3
Red chilli powder                                        1 teaspoon
water                                                       2 cups


Mix the dry mango powder or tamarind pulp with water and keep it aside for 1 hour.
Now cook this mixture on medium flame until it gets boiled in a heavy bottomed vessel.
Strain it and add sugar, chilli powder, cumin powder, salt ,pepper,clove and mix well and let it cook till it gets little thick consistency.
Cool it off and store in a glass container.
you can use this chutney for 3-4 months if refrigerated and always check the consistency before use if required you can add boiled hot water to this.

Always refrigerate this chutney in a glass bottle. avoid to use steel or any metal vessel as the tamarind may react with the metal and chutney can get spoil gradually.

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