Dates tamarind honey dip/Spread

Dates Tamrind Dip


Tamarind dates spread is tangy and sweet, which is can be used in chaats, samosas etc., A chaat is incomplete without this spread to spruce it up. This chutney is healthy considering the ingredients and I replaced jaggary with honey. Though it is available in the supermarket in bottled form but homemade is economical and healthy without any added preservatives.

Yields: 1cup
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 10mins


  • Seedless tamarind-1/2cup
  • Deseeded and chopped dates-1/2cup
  • Honey-2-3tbsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2tsp
  • Dry ginger powder-1/2tsp
  • Black salt/rock salt- 1/2tsp


  • Soak tamarind and dates in 1cup water for 2-3hours.
  • Add the soaked dates and tamarind in the blender/food processor and blend it to smooth paste.
  • Now transfer the ground paste to the non-stick pan and cook on medium high flame for 3-4minutes.
  • Add dry spices, cumin powder, black salt, dry ginger powder and simmer for 4-5minutes more.
  • Turn off the flame ( strain through the strainer to remove the pulp )
  • Add honey (More quantity can be added if you love more sweet in your dip)
  • Allow it to cool down

Store in the airtight container in the refrigerator and use it when required.


  • Spices can be personalised.
  • If you prefer more sweet go ahead and add extra honey .
  • Consistency can be altered by adding extra water while cooking.
  • Link for baked healthy chaats

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 27, 2014, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Lovely idea and super color !!!!


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  3. Chitra, your recipes are very yummy and are always presented in a wonderful way! This recipe has everything I love – and I remember going crazy about something similar I had in an East Indian restaurant (I bet yours is much better!). Hope you don’t mind if I reblog this. 🙂


  4. Reblogged this on Permacooking and commented:
    This is a wonderful recipe from my friend Chitra Jagadish, please enjoy it!


  5. This is a perfect dip..!I would love this with a Packet of crackers!!


  6. Sounds great – I’ll have to try it! Thank you for all the likes on my blog! 🙂


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