Date and Lemon Chutney - Nimbu Chatni Recipe
Date and Lemon Chutney - Nimbu Chatni
Flavors of India
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes

Prep. time: About 15 minutes
Cooking time: None

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

In India, "chatni" or chutney is prepared daily to accompany curries. It varies according to which herbs, vegetables and fruits are in season.

This kind of chutney contains only fresh ingredients and is never preserved; it will keep only 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.

See the glossary on Chutney

- 225 g (8 oz.) pitted Dates
- A small piece of fresh coconut
- 4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 4 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp. fennel seed
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. fresh ginger
- Black pepper to taste
  1. Finely chop all the ingredients;
  2. Crush the fennel seeds by rubbing them vigorously between the palms of your hands;
  3. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients; season;
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a tightly closed jar for up to 3 days.
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