Date Chutney

This sweet, spicy and tangy chutney leaves one with that feeling of licking the fingers, lip-smacking and winking all through the meal!! This chutney is commonly prepared in most of the Anglo-Indian homes. We relish this chutney with ‘Coconut Rice and meat curry’. As the sweet-spicy-tangy chutney coated my tongue, nostalgic memories swept thro’ me. It reminded me of those beautiful holidays we used to have at my grandparents’ place, with all the cousins and huge family gathered around the big dinning table, craving for the aroma filled food spread out in front of us. In memory of my grandma I prepared this chutney on her birthday. Though my chutney does not taste as heavenly as hers I cherished the moments of relating my joy with her and relished the chutney! Hope you too will savour this tasty chutney. The dates, onion and garlic add to the nutritive value of the chutney.


  • 1 small cup- Dates (chopped)
  • 1 big Onion (chopped)
  • 5-6 pods of Garlic
  • 2 Whole red chillies( de-seeded)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sugar to taste


  • Blend well all of the above ingredients in a blender/mixer.
  • More sugar and lime juice can be added, if the sweetness and tangy taste need to be increased.
  • Serve date chutney at room temperature or (if preferred) cold.
  • Enjoy the chutney with dosas/rotis/rice/spread for a sandwich…

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 8-10


  • For the chutney, use seedless dates which are dark in colour.
  • While grinding the ingredients for the chutney, grind it in such a way that the chutney has a very slight coarse texture.
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