Sooth Chutney: Sooth (or Saunth) chutney, is a sweet chutney used in Indian chats. It is made from dried ginger (sooth) and imli (tamarind) paste, hence the name. The chutney is brownish-red in color. Modern sooth is often made with dates. However, sooth made with dried ginger adds a special flavor to the chat and is preferred in most parts of North India.
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 4 cloves of garlic, sliced
- Salt, to taste
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 2 tsp ground pepper
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
- Fry the garlic slices in the olive oil.
- Slice the dates into halves.
- Add dates, sesame seeds and ground pepper into the hot oil.
- Mix well.
- Add sugar to the mixture.
- Stir continuously over a low heat, until the mixture becomes soft.
- Add the vinegar.
- Simmer until mixture is well pureed.
- Add salt to taste.
- Bottle the sooth chutney in an airtight glass container.
- Store the bottled sooth chutney in the refrigerator.
- Serve as and when required.
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