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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quick Tamarind-Date Chutney

Quick Tamarind-Date Chutney is a super simple chutney that makes a great accompaniment to everything from curries to rice to veggie burgers. I spotted tamarind-date chutney on Veg Recipes of India  and thought it looked delicious but I didn’t have the time to follow the recipe to so I came up with this easy  no-cook variation. To make the chutney, simply blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor to firm a delightful sauce that’s the perfect mix of sweet, sour, and spicy. Quick Tamarind-Date Chutney may not prepared in the traditional method but it’s still quite delicious!

Quick Tamarind-Date Chutney
Gluten Free
Makes approximately 1/4 cup
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tamarind date chutney

1/4 cup tamarind paste (you can try making it with premade tamarind paste concentrate in a jar but it won’t have as much flavor)
2 small medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
1.5 teaspoons agave nectar (or honey)
1 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (adjust according to heat preference)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger root, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon granulated Truvia (or sugar)

1.  Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth.

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2. Store chutney in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Try Using this Chutney On:
Aloo Tikki Burgers
Curried Split Pea Burgers
Brussels Sprouts & Butternut Squash Curry
Turkey Curry Burger
Spinach & Oat Flatbread
Or on any other dish that needs a burst of flavor!

Nutrition Information--approximately 40 calories per tablespoon (1/4 of the recipe)

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