Soaking dried dates in boiling water softens them so they blend easily, lending their signature caramel-like sweetness to this tart chutney. 

Niven Patel

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active:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
Makes about 1 2/3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place dates in a small heatproof bowl; cover with 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Let stand at room temperature until dates are softened, about 1 hour. Transfer softened dates and soaking water to a blender; add tamarind paste, lemon juice, salt, chile powder, and cumin. Process until smooth, about 35 seconds.

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Make Ahead

Store chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

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