Tamarind Chutney | How to make Imli Chutney


Tamarind Chutney is sweet and tangy in flavor. Tamarind Chutney is popularly known as Imli ki Chutney in India and is a soul of all sorts of Chaats. This is an Indian condiment that you can make easily at home. There are different ways to make Tamarind Chutney. You can use jaggery (Gur), dates in this Chutney but here I am using Sugar in place of Jaggery because as we know summer season is going on and I don’t think that consuming Jaggery (Gur) in summer season is a good idea.


No doubt Jaggery is more healthy than sugar but I preferred Jaggery in this chutney only in winter season because jaggery produces heat in the body.

Here I am going to share a recipe of Tamarind Chutney which is so easy to make and also doesn’t take a lot of time to cook. This chutney can be served with Kachori, Samosa and other Chaats. It is also used in Bhelpuri Chaat that gives some kind of sweet and tangy flavor in the chaat. Tamarind Chutney is not only in taste but also good for digestion and also has a lot of health benefits.



For making this chutney, firstly soaked tamarind (Imli) in the water around 30 minutes then boil it by adding sugar and some spices. When sugar is completely cooked with the tamarind that means chutney is now ready to serve with your favorite Chaat or Snacks.

Check out other Chaat recipes: Dahi Bhalle, Aloo Tikki Chaat, Moong Moth, Sev Puri Chaat, Bhel Puri, Masala Sweetcorn, Gobi Pakore. and some chutney recipe, Green Chutney, Coconut Chutney 

I’ll explain the full recipe of Tamarind Chutney below. I hope you like to try this Tamarind chutney recipe. Please don’t forget to share your experience in the comment section below.

Tamarind Chutney

How to make Imli Chutney
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Deeksha


  • 200 gm Tamarind (Imli)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ tbsp black salt
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tbsp Black peppar
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli (optional)


  • Soaked, tamarind in water for 30 minutes.
  • Then add sugar and boil it for a while.
  • After that add ½ tbsp of black salt and salt as per taste and again boil it until sugar is completely cooked.
  • Then add some spices in it. Mix it
  • When the consistency of chutney is little thick that means Tamarind chutney is ready to serve with any snack you want.

How to make Tamarind Chutney (in detail):

  1. Firstly, rinse and soak tamarind in the water for at least 30 minutes.tamarind-chutney
  2. Then add 1 cup of sugar in it and boil it until sugar is completely dissolved in tamarind water.imli-chutney-recipe
  3. Now, add 1/2 tbsp of black salt and salt as per taste. Mix it well.How-to-make-imli-chutney
  4. Cook the sugar by boiling the mixture and then add 1/2 tsp of red chili powder in it. You can also add cumin seeds and 1/2 tbsp of black pepper, if you want, and then strain the pulp in a separate bowl.tangy-imli-chutney-recipe5. When the chutney is cool down, consistency of chutney will turn thick and ready to serve with your favorite snack. You can use this Imli Chutney or Tamarind Chutney as a topping of the Chaats.sweet-imli-chutney

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