Tamarind Chutney, Saunth Chutney Recipe

|Tamarind Chutney, Saunth Chutney Recipe|

Tamarind Chutney, Saunth ChutneyTamarind Chutney, Saunth Chutney Recipe-Tamarind/ Imli Chutney is a sweet and sour combination of tamarind (imli) and jagerry(gur/shakar/sugar). It is like a heart of every Indian snack or street food. Imli Chutney actually gives a flavor to any dish, any meal taken at any time. It can be made in variety of ways but here I have made the one that can be stored also.

This chutney is also known as Saunth or sonth chutney because it uses dry ginger powder(Saunth) which is easily available in market. You may skip it and prepare tamarind chutney with other spices.

This tamarind chutney can be used with Dahi vada recipe, Gujia Chaat recipe, Aloo tikki, potato cutlets and Dalia tikki as accompaniment. This chutney is sweet and sour in taste.



Tamarind (Imli) pulp-1 sachet (100 gm) (Also you can use imlee stems available in market)

Gur/ Shakkar/ Sugar-200 gm

Kishmish (raisins)-10-12 pc

Chhuara (dry dates)-2 pc

Magaz-1 tea spoon

Water- 1 1/2 cup

Salt-1 table spoon

Red chilly powder- 1 tea spoon

Garam masala-1 tea spoon

Cumin seeds-1 table spoon



  1. Soak the tamarind stems in hot water for 15 minutes and take out its pulp or you can use ready to use pulp.imlee-chutney4
  2. Dry roast cumin seeds on a hot flat pan and grind it to powder using a rolling pin.Exif_JPEG_420
  3. Chop the dry dates (Chhuara) and keep a side.
  4. Heat a pan, add water, tamarind pulp and let it boil at high flame.
  5. After a boil, turn the flame at low and add salt, red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder, garam masala, gur/ shakkar/ sugar.Exif_JPEG_420
  6. Now cook, cook and cook the mixture at low flame for about 15 minutes.Exif_JPEG_420
  7. Add the raisins, magaz and chopped dry dates to the chutney and cook for another 1 minute.raisinsmagazdates
  8. Close the flame and let the ready chutney cool up to the room temperature.
  9. Tamarind Chutney, Saunth Chutney Recipe is ready to be serve or stored in a bottle or jar.Tamarind Chutney, Saunth Chutney