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Tamarind chutney
Sweet Tamarind Chutney , Saunth Chutney | Tamarind sauce
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Sweet tamarind chutney is a famous Indian chutney which is made from tamarind, jaggery and some basic spices. Today I am sharing tamarind chutney in north Indian style. This chutney is also known as Saunth or sonth chutney.
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 2 Cup
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • Tamarind concentrate - 1 cup or Seedless tamarind
  • Water - 2 ½ cups
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • red chili powder - ½ tsp
  • Ginger powder - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - ¼ tsp
  • Jaggery - ½ Cup or adjust as per taste or Muscovado sugar
  • Black salt -½ tsp or adjust as per taste
  1. If you are using tamarind soak them in water overnight or for 4-5 hours.
  2. Mash it and drain out the pulp in a bowl.
  3. I have used tamarind concentrate, it makes process fast.
  4. Heat a nonstick sauce pan over the medium flame.
  5. Add jaggery (gur) and water.
  6. Let it come to a boil.
  7. Then add tamarind concentrate to the boiling mixture. Stir it well.
  8. Add all spices asafoetida, cumin powder, red chili powder, ginger powder and black salt.
  9. Cook the mixture for 5- 6 min.
  10. This saunth chutney would have thicken now.
  11. Let the mixture cool at room temperature.
  12. You may store this saunth chutney for 1 month in refrigerators.