Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney

Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney

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Khatti Meetthi Chutney, also called Sweet and sour jaggery and amchur chutney, is a must-have for those who love chatpata Indian snacks.

Khatti Meethi Chutney is used not only in the preparation of tongue-tickling chaats, but also served as an accompaniment for crunchy savoury snacks like samosas, kachoris and bhajiyas. This means you’ll have to prepare it often during the monsoon season!

For those of you who find the traditional recipe to be time-consuming, here is an Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney that can be prepared within minutes.

Amchur gives this chutney the required tang and jaggery gives it the characteristic sweetness, while chilli powder lends a touch of spice. Garam masala packs in the extra punch with its dynamic flavour and aroma.

Use it in lieu of khajur imli ki chutney in pani puri and other chaats or serve it with samose!

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Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney recipe - How to make Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney

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  1. Place the jaggery on a clean, dry surface and chop it into tiny pieces. The jaggery is the sole sweetness provider in this recipe and hence replaces the dates in a khajur chutney.
  2. Add chopped jaggery in a saucepan. Add the dried mango powder, cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well.
  3. The addition of dried mango powder gives a really nice tanginess to compliment the sweetness of the jaggery, red chilli powder gives this chutney a spicy kick while the garam masala provides different flavors from different spices to this instant khatti meethi chutney.
  4. Cook on a slow flame for 8-10 minutes or till all the ingredients dissolve properly and till the chutney thickens lightly, while stirring occasionally. The time may vary a little bit depending on the size of the chopped jaggery.
  5. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use as and when required.

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Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney
 on 07 Jan 23 07:24 PM

I was running short of time and so tried this..It was such a quick ,easy recipe and the taste was amazing. .Thanks for the recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for the feedback. Keep sharing your reviews for the articles and recipes you like.
11 Jan 23 09:21 AM
Instant Khatti Meethi Chutney
 on 01 Nov 18 01:54 AM

This recipe is truly wonderful. Time saving, easy to make and super tasty. It saves all the trouble of using tamarind, khajur etc. Since I have tried this, I have stopped making Imli chutney. Thanks a million for this amazing recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words. Happy to know you liked our recipe and make it regularly at your home. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
01 Nov 18 08:58 AM