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Tamarind Chutney/Imli Ki Chutney - Instant Pot, Stove Top

Jyoti Behrani
Imli Ki Chutney or Tamarind Chutney is a sweet and tangy flavored chutney typically served with Indian chaat recipes. Tamarind chutney is made with tamarind, dates, jaggery and some Indian spices!!  
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian



Instructions for Instant Pot Cooking:

  • Add tamarind, jaggery, dates, and water in the inner pot of Instant Pot. Close the Instant pot and lock the lid. Make sure valve is in "sealing".
  • Set Instant Pot on Manual/Pressure Cook mode (high) for 10 minutes. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 minutes.
  • Open the Instant Pot. Turn on saute mode (high).
  • Add dry spices - roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, dry ginger powder, black salt and salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Let mixture come to a boil, cook for 3-5 minutes. Turn off Instant Pot.
  • Let the mixture come to a room temperature. Using a hand blender, blend it to a smooth puree.
  • Place the strainer over the bowl. Strain the pulp through the strainer.
  • Transfer the chutney into a clean glass airtight container and store it in a refrigerator. Enjoy tamarind chutney with some Indian chaat!!


  1. The consistency of this chutney is semi-thick. If desired adjust the consistency of the chutney by adding some water for a thinner consistency. 
  2. Adjust the spice level, reduce red chili powder for less spicy chutney.
  3. If using only jaggery, double the amount of jaggery.
  4. For stove top cooking, in a pot, on a high heat, add tamarind, jaggery, dates, and water. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cook the mixture for around 10-15 mins or until tamarind and dates are soften. Rest of the steps remain the same as discussed in the recipe.
  5. Tips for delicious Imli Ki Chutney - checkout the discussion earlier in the post.
  6. How to store and freeze the chutney?-checkout the discussion earlier in the post.
  7. Chutney will thicken once it cools down. 
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