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Friday, May 01, 2015

Spicy Green Chutney & Sweet Tamarind Chutney for Chaats | Chutney for Chaats

Though I had been making this for quite a long time,but I wished to share the chutneys as a separate post as its used invariably with all north Indian snacks like samosa,kachoris,chaats(see recipe link below),sandwiches and so on.Both these chutneys are flavorful in its own way and impart a very good flavor to the food.However,these days you get readymade chutneys in bottles in stores but they do contain preservatives and additives.

Sweet Tamarind Chutney

Making this at home requires no preservatives and hardly requires any much efforts or preparations.These chutneys can be freezed for a long time.If you plan to make larger batches,then its better to pour and freeze in ice trays.Demold them after freezing and keep in ziploc bags.Thaw as required,works good.If you plan to use within two weeks,then refrigeration is also good.Enjoy with chaat & snacks,yumm !!

Spicy Green Chutney

Ingredients
for green spicy chutney

mint leaves 1/3 cup
coriander leaves 1/3cup
green chilles 2-3
onion 1/3 of a medium sized
garlic 3 small cloves/1 large
chat masala 1/2 tsp
lemon  juice 1-2tsp
saltto taste
water a few tsps

for sweet tamarind chutney
tamarind 1 lemon size
dates 10-12
jaggery 1tbsp
red chilli powder 3/4 tsp
jeera powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
water as needed





Method
FOR GREEN SPICY CHUTNEY-
-Wash and clean the leaves.Chop the other ingredients.Add to the blender jar with very little water and grind it to a smooth paste with chat masala and salt.
-Add the lemon juice and is ready to serve.




FOR SWEET TAMARIND CHUTNEY-
-De seed the dates and soak in a little water for 2 hours or microwave on high with enough water 3-4 mins to make it soft.
-In the meantime,soak the tamarind in water for 15-20 mins  and squeeze out the pulp.Keep aside.
-Soak the jaggery in a tbsp of water and strain impurities if any.
-Mix and place all ingredients in a pan on medium heat.Let it come to a boil and thicken like the sauces(took about 10 minutes on medium heat).
-Ready to serve or refrigerate the remaining in air tight containers.

(dates puree in the left and making chutney right pic)


NOTES
* You can increase or decrease the number of dates according to sweetness desired.
* Freeze if you are making large batches and thaw as required.


For all chaat recipes,click here.


12 comments:

V said... Best Blogger Tips

The color and thickness of these two chutneys looks great!! The green one is my personal fave.

Remya Elizabeth Anish said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious chutneys....n love your colored ramekin... :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

The chutneys makes me hungry for some chats and snacks now..

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

ok now i am craving for some chat, usually i have friday chat , but dont have today and you have this.

Ramya Venkateswaran said... Best Blogger Tips

love the colors of both chutneys

Marisa G said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie, I've never prepared or eat chutney and I really like to do it. I don't know which one to chose. Both are delicious and colorful. As we say here in Spain "your pics talk themselves".
The idea of freezing as ice cubes is fantastic. I usually do it with different kind of sauces.
Have a good weekend.

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

They look super yummy, I love the green ones..

beena stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli chutneys, love it

VidyaLakshmi Chandrahas said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious, flavorful chutney.

Maha Gadde said... Best Blogger Tips

Useful post n yummy chutneys.

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

These chutneys make me crave for some chaat.. lovely pics.

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a big fan of that sweet chutney and I must say the very look of the sweet chutney has left my mouth watery