Tamarind and Date Chutney

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in
Chilli & Mint: Indian Home Cooking from A British Kitchen

By Torie True

Published 2021

  • About

The tart tangy taste of tamarind (try saying that fast!) works so well with the sweetness of dates, making this chutney the perfect accompaniment to pretty much any Indian snack or even cheese. It’s quick and easy to make, requires no cooking whatsoever and will last in the fridge for up to a week.


  • 120 g dates
  • 150 ml water
  • ½ tsp


  1. Before putting the dates into your blender, chop them up and remove the stones. Add a little of the water to help soften them and blitz to a rough paste.
  2. Add the Kashmiri chilli powder, lemon juice, salt, sugar and 1 teaspoon of the tamarind paste to the blender, the