Sunday, July 31, 2011

Preparing for Ramadan - Chutneys

I like to do some preparations before Ramadan to save time for Ibadat. I make chutnies,dry snacks and some sweets. One of my favorites which is used in many dishes is "Sweet and sour chutney"

Sweet and sour chutney

1. 150 grams tamarind (imlli)
2. 400 grams dates
3. 100 grams sugar/gur
4.  2 tsp red chilli powder
5.  ½ tsp black pepper powder
6.  1 tsp cummin seed (zeera)
7.  ½ tsp dry ginger powder(sonth)
8.  1 tsp rock salt(kala namak)
9.  Salt to Taste


1. Wash and remove seeds from tamarind and dates.
2. Roast cumin seeds and powder it.
3. In the pressure cooker put dates and tamarind add enough water to cover them. Add all the ingredients except salt and cook it for three minutes in a pressure cooker and cool it self.
4. Blend it and strain it, now add both salts.if it is too thick add boiled water to make chutney of a desired consistency.

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