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Imli Ki Chutney

Imli Ki Chutney with dates & jaggery is a lip smacking condiment for popular Indian street foods like Chaat, pani puri & samosa. It's also know as Tamarind Date Chutney or Khajur Imli ki chutney. Make this Khatti meethi Imli ki chutney easily in Instant Pot & save almost 50% cooking time.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Imli Ki Chutney, Khatti Meethi Imli ki Chutney, Tamarind Date Chutney
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 400 gms
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Meghna



How to make Imli Chutney in Instant Pot?

  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE & keep it at NORMAL.
  • Add the ghee and when it becomes moderately hot throw in the asafoetida or hing and allow it to crackle for just a few seconds.
  • Next, add the Kashmiri red chilies and sauté for just 1 min,
  • Pour water and give them a good mix.
  • Add all the other ingredients to the pot like Tamarind or imli, Jaggery or gud and all the spices or masalas. Give everything a good mix.
  • Close the lid of the pot. CANCEL the SAUTE. Seal the valve of the IP and set it on HIGH PRESSURE for 12 mins.
  • After 12 mins when you hear the beep of the IP do a QPR (Quick pressure release) and then open the lid of the pot. Allow the cooked chutney to cool down completely.
  • Now fish out the seeds from the concoction if you used seeded tamarind and than pour the mixture to a blender jar and blend to a fine puree.
  • Strain the puree with the help of a strainer and discard the extracts. Store the smooth Imli Chutney right away in a clean, dry and air tight jar. Keep it in fridge for 1 month.

How to make Imli ki Chatni on the stove top in Pressure Cooker?

  • Follow the same recipe. Instead of an Instant Pot use a regular pressure cooker.
  • Set the pressure cooker over medium heat and after crackling the asafetida or hing and sauteing the chilies add all the other ingredients including water (refer the Instant Pot method above).
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook over medium heat for 4 whistles. Allow natural pressure release for 5 mins and than open the lid.
  • Blend  and strain the Imli chutney. Store right away (refer the Instant Pot method shared above).

How to cook Tamarind Date Chutney on the stove top in a pan?

  • Follow the same recipe. Use a deep bottomed pot or a pan to cook the tamarind date chutney,.
  • Set the pot over medium low heat. After crackling the hing, add the chilies and saute for just 1 min.
  • Than pour water. Mix well. And add all the other ingredients. Mix well and cover and cook for at least 30 mins.
  • After 30 mins cooking time is over allow the concoction to come down to room temperature. Fish out the tamarind seeds just in case you used seeded tamarind. Blend to a smooth puree and strain with the help of a strainer.
  • Store the Khatti Meethi Imli ki chutney right away in a clean, dry and air tight jar. Keeps good for 1 month in the fridge.



  1. Measuring units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Instant Pot used = 3 quart IP LUXE
  3. Seedless Tamarind is recommended to avoid an extra step of fishing out the tamarind seeds from the cooked chutney just before blending.
  4. You can buy all the ingredients from any Indian grocery store.
  5. Do crackle the hing in ghee. It adds a lovely subtle hing kick to the imli chutney and also aids in digestion.
  6. You may double or triple this Sweet tamarind dates chutney.
  7. Do not skip using any spices.
  8. Always store the Khatti meethi imli chutney in clean, dry air tight containers and keep them in the fridge. They will last 1 month.
  9. For storing more than 1 month make the chutney to resemble a paste like consistency. You may use less water to cook it or you may simmer and evaporate some of the water from the sauce.
Calorific details are provided by a third party application and are to be used an indicative figures only.
Nutrition Facts
Imli Ki Chutney
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 27g30%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg