February 25, 2022 1 min read

“Chutney” is an umbrella term for a variety of Indian condiments and sauces that can be sweet, spicy, or tart. In this recipe, the caramel-like sweetness of the dates combines with the chili flakes' heat. The tartness of lime juice makes a unique and versatile condiment! Try a dollop on top of a spicy curry, spread on toast with goat cheese, or even dip tortilla chips into it for a sweet-and-salty snack!


10 dates, pitted

Hot water, as needed

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chili flakes

¼ tsp kosher salt

1 Tbsp lime juice

⅓ cup cold water


  1. Place the dates in a bowl and fill with enough hot water to cover. Let soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Set up your Vidiem Mixer-Grinder by placing the chutney jar onto the motor base.
  3. Drain the dates and place them in the jar.
  4. Add the spices, salt lime juice, and cold water.
  5. Secure the lid and pulse a few times to chop up the dates. .
  6. Continue pulsing until the chutney reaches your desired consistency, stopping to scrape down the sides of the jar as needed. If the chutney is too thick, add more water, one tablespoon at a time.
  7. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Yield: About 5 servings


  1. Add a pinch of chaat masala for a deeper flavor
  2. Serve as an accompaniment to spicy curries, a spread on sandwiches, or as a dip