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Imli ki Khatti Meethi Chutney

Imli ki Khatti Meethi Chutney is a finger-licking sweet and sour tamarind chutney used for Indian chats.
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 100 gms Tamarind
  • 250 gms sugar
  • 250 gms jaggery
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp dry ginger powder
  • Pinch asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • Few sliced bananas


  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup hot water for 20 minutes.
  • Remove pulp, add another 1/2 cup water to remove the leftover pulp.
  • Roast the melon seeds lightly.
  • Boil 1 cup water, add grated jaggery and sugar.
  • Stir to dissolve them.
  • Add the tamarind pulp and cook for 15-20 minutes on a slow flame.
  • Add the roasted seeds, chilly powder, black salt, garam masala, dry ginger powder.
  • Check the chutney should be one thread consistency.
  • Add the seeds.
  • Let cool and add sliced bananas, you could add pomegranate pearls and grapes too.