*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                DATE CHUTNEY
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Condiments                       Indian
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8       oz           Pitted medjool dates
      1/4   ts           Red chili powder
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Cumin powder
    3       c            Water
      1/2   ts           Tamarind paste
 
   This recipe calls for tamarind paste, a sweet-and-sour
   flavoring made from the beanlike tamarind fruit.  If
   you can't find tamarind paste, add 1/2 cup honey and
   1/2 cup vinegar to dates during cooking.
   
   Place dates in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
   Cook until soft and tender, about 25 minutes.  Or cook
   dates for 15 minutes in a pressure cooker.  Set cooked
   dates aside to cool.
   
   Puree dates in small batches in a food processor or
   blender, adding a little water as needed to make a
   smooth paste.
   
   Melt tamarind and spices to pureed dates.  Stir well.
   Add more water as needed to make a thick sauce.
   
   Calories per tablespoon: 13 Grams of fat: 0 % fat
   calories: 0 Cholesterol: 0 mg Grams of fiber: .2
   
   Source: Jessica Shah in 'Delicious!', April 1994 Typed
   for you by Karen Mintzias
  
 
 
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