Makes 2 cups, Prep time 5 min, Cook time 20 min
This chutney works wonders with any Indian dish, it’s also great on sandwiches and roasted veggies. I like to keep a jar of it in the fridge at all times.
200g tamarind paste (found in Asian food stores in a pressed brick like shape)
½ Cup dates covered in 1 cup boiling water for 5 mins
2-3 cups water
Place tamarind, dates (and their water) and 2 cups extra water into a small pot, bring to the boil then lower heat and simmer gently for 15 min, as it simmers break up the chunks of paste with a spoon. Add extra water if starting to stick or get to thick.
Strain mixture through sieve, pressing it through with a wooden spoon, this will get the seeds out. If you want you chutney a bit more chunky then add some of the pulp that will be left in the sieve.