Monday, 9 September 2013

Katta-Meeta chutney (Dates, Jaggery and Tamarind Chutney)

If you liked the manga-vellam pachhadi, or any tangy and sweet taste combination, then this one is for you. This is the chutney that is served with the chat items.

Recipe source - Yummy Tummy
Deseeded Dates - 1 cup
Tamarind pulp - 4 tbsp
Grated Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed

Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover the surface of the mixture. Bring to a boil. Simmer and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes. The dates should feel soft and cooked. Allow the mixture to cool down. Blend it into a fine paste and pass through a sieve to get a smooth paste. 

This goes well with all tiffin varieties and starters, chat items. I originally made it for pani puri and had quite a quantity left-over. So we used it for idli, dosa, parathas and chapatis and everyone loved it.

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