Also known as ...

  • Imli chutney 
  • Saunth chutney 
  • Sonth chutney 
  • Imli ki meethi chutney (North India) 

What is tamarind chutney?

Tamarind chutney is a popular Indian condiment used to make chaats and is also served with snacks like samosas. 

This sweet & tangy tamarind chutney is extremely flavourful and tastes delicious. A well prepared tamarind chutney elevates the taste & flavour of the chaats

Use of tamarind chutney

  • Aloo chaat 
  • Bhel Puri 
  • Dahi Vada
  • Papdi chaat 
  • Sev Puri 

** source : Indian Healthy Recipes


What is jaggery?

Jaggery is an unrefined sugar product made in Asia and Africa. It’s sometimes referred to as a “non-centrifugal sugar,” because it’s not spun during processing to remove the nutritious molasses.

Similar non-centrifugal sugar products exist all over Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, although they all have different names.

Use of jaggery

Like sugar, jaggery is versatile. It can be grated or broken up, and then used as a replacement for refined sugar in any food or drink. 

In India, it’s often mixed with foods like coconuts, peanuts and condensed milk to make traditional desserts and candies. These include jaggery cake and chakkara pongal, a dessert made from rice and milk.

It is also used to make traditional alcoholic drinks, such as palm wine, and for non-food purposes like dying fabric. In the Western world, this sweetener is often used as a sugar substitute in baking. It can also be used to sweeten drinks like tea and coffee.

** source : HealthLine


What is cumin?

Cumin seeds are harvested by hand from an annual plant; they are small, boat-shaped, and resemble caraway seeds. The most common variety of cumin is a brownish-yellow color, although you can also sometimes find black cumin, green cumin, and white cumin. You will find whole seeds in Indian recipes (also called jeera)

and ground cumin as an ingredient in Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes, as well as chili, barbecue sauce, baked beans, soups, and marinades. Cumin is a typical ingredient in chili powder and is also often found in other spice blends such as garam masala, curry powder, achiote blends, adobos, berbere, and bahaarat.

Use of cumin

Cumin is used in both meat and vegetable dishes, as well as in soups and sauces. 

A popular Indian recipe is jeera rice, which is a combination of rice and cumin seeds. Cumin is also a seasoning in Middle Eastern falafel.

** source : The Spruce eats