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Tamarind Date Chutney in Instant Pot | Khajur Imli Chatni instant Pot

The Instant Pot is surely a game changer. From Stews to soups to Upma to Condiments to One Pot Meals to noodles, it makes your life so much easier and hands-free. 

Date Tamarind Chutney | Imli Khajur Chutney a.k.a Khatti Meethi Chutney is a popular condiment / dip that is used extensively in Chaats (Indian Street food) as well as served with snacks such as Samosa / Dhokla / Dabeli / Pakora or even kebab. While we have a stove top version of this Date Tamarind Chutney , I had to use the Instant Pot to make this fuss-free and hands-free. Another family favourite Condiment we make from scratch is this Spicy Schezwan Sauce

Date Tamarind Chutney | Imli Khajur Chutney is a popular condiment / dip that is used extensively in Chaats (Indian Street food) as well as served with snacks such as Samosa / Dhokla / Dabeli / Pakora or even kebab. While we have a stove top version of this Date Tamarind Chutney , I had to use the Instant Pot to make this fuss-free and hands-free.Pin

Bonus of making this Date Tamarind chutney in Instant Pot

  • No Splashes, no soiled cook top, No need to stir often.  Dump, stir, stain and use – How easy is that?
  • 3 main ingredients (and a few everyday spices) and you are sorted !! I promise you will NEVER buy store bought chutney anymore. 
  • What’s more – you can easily double or triple the recipe if feeding a crowd as part of a party or potluck and simply make this ahead and store in a refrigerator and use

Tell me in the comments how you would make this ? And what all you would serve this with…

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Other Homemade Condiments you can make easily at home

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FAQs to make the BEST Instant Pot Dates Tamarind Chutney!!

  1. Can I skip the dates – Dates is essential to this, so dont skip. You may use Mejdool or any soft dates. But the dates have to be pitted.
  2. Can I use Tamarind powder – Dehydrated tamarind powder may be used, I haven’t used that in this recipe. But the quantity will definitely differ (as the powder is more concentrated). Use tamarind free of seeds and fibres (remove them if any before adding to the pot)
  3. I have Organic Jaggery powder, can I use it ? Jaggery powder can be used, but check for any impurities before using. I have used the Paagu Vellam (or mound jaggery a.k.a. Kesar gud locally here, shredded it simply with a sharp knife and used it)
  4. Can I use normal temperature water ? The hot water is CRITICAL in this recipe to a) soften the dates and tamarind quickly and b) letting the pressure build up quickly to avoid burn notice in the Instant Pot
  5. I don’t have Instant Pot , can I still make this ? Yes, place the ingredients in a steel bowl in the pressure cook and cook for whistles and proceed as per video below.
  6. How long will this chutney last? Under refrigeration, it easily lasts for at least a fortnight. Be sure to use a dry spoon every time. If you need it more diluted, take a few teaspoons of the chutney, add a few ice cubes, stir and use.

Prep time – 5 mins, Cook time – 10 mins, Yield – Approx 100~125 grams of the Chutney

Date Tamarind Chutney | Imli Khajur Chutney is a popular condiment / dip that is used extensively in Chaats (Indian Street food) as well as served with snacks such as Samosa / Dhokla / Dabeli / Pakora or even kebab. While we have a stove top version of this Date Tamarind Chutney , I had to use the Instant Pot to make this fuss-free and hands-free. Pin

Ingredients to make Instant Pot Dates Tamarind Chutney

  • 125 grams Tamarind (a large lemon ball sized, seedless)
  • 125 grams Jaggery 
  • 125 grams Dates (I used 12 Mejdool dates, pitted)
  • 250 ml HOT water
  • 1 tsp Black Salt (Kala Namak) 
  • 1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder (Saunth powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Clove powder (or simply blitz 8-9 cloves in a spice grinder along with the dry ginger)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder (adjust according to how tangy you need the chutney) 

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How to make Instant Pot Dates Tamarind Chutney

  1. Wash and remove the fibre / seeds from the tamarind if any 
  2. Shred the jaggery with a sharp knife and keep aside (skip this step if using Jaggery powder)
  3. Deseed the dates and remove any extra fibres if any 
  4. Click the recipe video link below for the full recipe 
Date Tamarind Chutney | Imli Khajur Chutney is a popular condiment / dip that is used extensively in Chaats (Indian Street food) as well as served with snacks such as Samosa / Dhokla / Dabeli / Pakora or even kebab. While we have a stove top version of this Date Tamarind Chutney , I had to use the Instant Pot to make this fuss-free and hands-free.Pin

Tamarind Date Chutney in Instant Pot | Khajur Imli Chatni instant Pot

Kalyani
Date Tamarind Chutney is a popular condiment / dip that is used extensively in Chaats and served with snacks. This recipe is an instant pot version to make a Quick and Fuss Free Date Tamarind Chutney
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine Indian
Servings 100 grams

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Sieve
  • Ladle

Ingredients
  

  • 125 grams Dry Tamarind a large lemon ball sized, seedless
  • 125 grams Grated Jaggery
  • 125 grams Black dates I used 12 Mejdool dates, pitted
  • 250 ml Hot water
  • 1 tsp Black Salt Kala Namak
  • 1 tsp Dry ginger powder Saunth powder
  • 1/2 tsp Clove Powder or simply blitz 8-9 cloves in a spice grinder along with the dry ginger
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder adjust according to how tangy you need the chutney

Instructions
 

  • Wash and remove the fibre / seeds from the tamarind if any
  • Shred the jaggery with a sharp knife and keep aside (skip this step if using Jaggery powder)
  • Deseed the dates and remove any extra fibres if any
  • Click the recipe video link below for the full recipe

Video

Notes

FAQs to make the BEST Instant Pot Dates Tamarind Chutney!!

  1. Can I skip the dates – Dates is essential to this, so dont skip. You may use Mejdool or any soft dates. But the dates have to be pitted.

  2. Can I use Tamarind powder – Dehydrated tamarind powder may be used, I haven’t used that in this recipe. But the quantity will definitely differ (as the powder is more concentrated). Use tamarind free of seeds and fibres (remove them if any before adding to the pot)
  3. I have Organic Jaggery powder, can I use it ? Jaggery powder can be used, but check for any impurities before using. I have used the Paagu Vellam (or mound jaggery a.k.a. Kesar gud locally here, shredded it simply with a sharp knife and used it)
  4. Can I use normal temperature water ? The hot water is CRITICAL in this recipe to a) soften the dates and tamarind quickly and b) letting the pressure build up quickly to avoid burn notice in the Instant Pot
  5. I don’t have Instant Pot , can I still make this ? Yes, place the ingredients in a steel bowl in the pressure cook and cook for whistles and proceed as per video below.
  6. How long will this chutney last? Under refrigeration, it easily lasts for atleast a fortnight. Be sure to use a dry spoon every time. If you need it more diluted, take a few teaspoons of the chutney, add a few ice cubes, stir and use.
Keyword Bhel Puri, Chaat, Chaat Chutney, Chaat recipes, Chaats for Dahi Puri, Condiment,, Dahi Puri, Date TAmarind Chutney, Dip, Gluten Free, Imli Khajur Chutney, Khajur Chutney, Meethi CHutney, Sev Puri, Sweet Tamarind Chutney, Tamarind Date Chutney, Vegan
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I make dates tamarind chutney the same way as yours but without clove powder,next time will try adding the clove powder . I am sure it will add an extra punch.

  2. 5 stars
    This is one chutney that you will always find in my freezer. I make a huge batch and freeze it. It is one chutney we cannot do without for chaat dishes. Like the idea of adding ginger powder.

  3. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    I always have imlii chutney in my refrigerator. But, never tried making it in an instant pot. I must try it next time.

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