Tuesday, May 4, 2010

khatti-meethi tamarind chutney

This delicious chutney takes one hour to prepare but can be refrigerated for months.

1 lb jaggery
1 lt water
2.5 tbsp tamarindd extract
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
Handful of raisins and cut almonds (optional)

In a big pan boil water and add jaggery. When jaggery is dissolved in water, add tamarind extract. When the mixture boils add salt, garam masala, chiili powder and cumin powder. Put stove on simmer and cook uncovered until 40 minutes. Add raisins and almonds and cook for another 10 minutes. The chutney thickens when cools. Refrigerate it.

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