Sweet Chutney | Meethi Chutney | Khajur-Imli Chutney

Sweet Chutney | Meethi Chutney | Khajur-Imli Chutney

Sweet Chutney is another popular chat chutney in India. This chutney is especially present in chats, samosas, kachoris, dhoklas, vada pav, and pakoras. This chutney is also well known as “Khajur-Imli Chutney” – Khajur means dates, Imli means tamarind and chutney means a thick sauce. 

Sweet Chutney is not only sweet but sour in taste. It contains jaggery, dates (Khajur), and tamarind (imli). Khajur-Imli Chutney usually has a thick consistency, you can add a little bit of water to it and adjust the thickness as per your preference. 

As you can see, my Pani Puri recipe contains these ingredients too, next time you need not make Pani Puri from scratch, you can just use this chutney. This chutney can be stored in the freezer for months. You can prepare it in bulk and store it. 

Sometimes, I add some chutney to my sambar, rasam or any curry that I prefer to have a bit of sweet and sour taste. This recipe is a must if you’re making chats like Pani Puri, Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Ragada Patties, etc. Try out this mouth-watering Sweet Chutney and enjoy it with your friends and family.

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Sweet Chutney | Meethi Chutney | Khajur-Imli Chutney

Recipe by Nutan BhandariCourse: Dips, Chutney, Evening SnacksCuisine: Indian


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  • 7-8 dates soaked overnight

  • 1/2 cup tamarind

  • 1 cup jaggery

  • 1/2 cumin powder (jeera powder)

  • 1/2 coriander powder (dhaniya powder)


  • Boil the dates for 10 mins.
  • Soak the tamarind and jaggery in hot water separately.
  • Add the dates and some water to the mixing jar. Grind it to a fine paste.
  • Drain the tamarind water.
  • In a bowl, add the dates paste, jaggery with the water, and tamarind water.
  • Add cumin powder and coriander powder. Mix it well. Sweet Chutney is ready. Serve it with your choice of snack.


  • Dates and jaggery contain antioxidants. They both help boost our energy levels.
  • There is a reason this chutney is known as Sweet Chutney. It contains natural sugar with no artificial flavors.
  • This chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for a week and in the freezer for about 6 months. Making this in bulk is beneficial for constant use.

How to make Sweet Chutney step-by-step?

Step 1: Soak the dates overnight and boil them for 10 mins. Add them to the mixing jar with some water. 

Step 2: Add coriander powder and cumin powder as well to the mixing jar. Grind into a thick paste. 

Step 3: Soak the jaggery and tamarind in hot water separately. 

Step 4: In jaggery water bowl, add the dates paste, and drain the tamarind water. Mix all of them well. Sweet Chutney is ready.

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