Tamarind Chutney with Bananas and Golden Raisins (Imli Ki Meethi Chutney)
makes About 1 Cup
The word chutney is derived from the Hindi term chatni, "to lick", referring, probably, to the fact that they're good enough to lick up.
- 3 Tbsp. golden raisins
- 1⁄2 cup Tamarind Extract
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. garam masala
- 1⁄4 tsp. ground cayenne
- 3⁄4 tsp. salt
- 1 ripe but firm banana
Put raisins into a bowl and cover with hot water; set aside to let plump up for 1 hour, then drain.
Put raisins, tamarind extract, sugar, garam masala, cayenne, and salt into a nonreactive bowl and stir well. Peel and cut banana into 1⁄4" cubes (or, alternatively, slice it thinly) and gently fold them into the chutney.