How to make Tamarind Chutney -

Tangy tamarind chutney made in microwave.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tamrind, Jaggery

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Tamarind Chutney

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet and Sour

Ingredients for Tamarind Chutney Recipe

  • Tamrind seeded 1 cup

  • Jaggery grated 1 1/4 cups

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Black salt (kala namak) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dry ginger powder (soonth) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak the tamarind in two cups of water for half an hour. Put it in a microwave bowl with the water and cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for three minutes. Let it stand for half an hour. Extract pulp by straining through a sieve.

Step 2

In another microwave bowl, mix jaggery, cinnamon and tamarind pulp. Cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for twenty minutes. Mix in black salt, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, dry ginger powder and salt.

Step 3

Cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for three minutes. Add raisins and cook, uncovered, on Microwave HIGH (100%) for two minutes. Set aside to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

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