Dates Chutney Recipe – Eethapazham Chutney Recipe ( date sauce )2012-07-15
- Yield : 250 gms
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 25m
- Ready In : 45m
Dates chutney reminds me about traditional marriage functions in Kerala!!! This side dish is part of traditional wedding party and taste awesome along with mutton biriyani and chicken fry. Try it!!!
- Sweet dates with seeds removed - 250 grams
- Mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp
- Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tbsp
- Ginger - 2 tbsp very finely chopped
- Curry leaves chopped - 10
- Kashmiri Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
- Water - 1/4 cup
- Tamarind pulp - 6 tbsp
- Sugar - 4 tbsp
- Salt to taste
First step is to soak the dates in 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes. Remove seed and chop very lightly in a chopper.
Second step is to heat oil in a clay pot (Chatti in Malayalam language) splutter fenugreek seeds first and then mustard seeds.
Then fry the ginger, curry leaves and green chilli. Once the ginger starts turning color to brown, add Kashmiri Chilli powder and sauté for a minute more or until the chilli powder turns dark red. color.
Fourth step is to add chopped dates to above gravy and mix well.
Fifth step is to add tamarind pulp, water and sugar. Mix well and add salt to taste.
Last step is to allow the dates chutney to boil until extra water is evaporated and the chutney thickens. Dates chutney is served as a side dish with Biriyani and ghee rice.
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