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Ingredients:
    
  • 1/2 kg (~1 lb) Dates (Khajoor)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh Ginger (Adrak), cut into thin long strips
  • 4 teaspoons Salt (Namak) (level)
  • 1 cup Sugar (Cheeni)
  • 6 teaspoons Raisins (Kishmish)
  • 360-480 ml (1 1/2 cups to 2 cups) Vinegar (Sirka)
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) blanched Almonds (Badam)
  • 2 Cloves (Lavang)
  • 2 big Cardamoms (Elaichi Moti)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon (Dalchini)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red chili pepper (Lal Mirchi)

Method:
  1. Stone the dates and cut them in halves.
  2. Put dates, ginger, ground spices, salt, chilli powder and vinegar in a pan and cook till dates are tender.
  3. Now add sugar and cook until the mixture thickens.
  4. Remove from the fire, add raisins, almonds slit into halves and stir well.
  5. While the chutney is hot pour into clean jars and cork tightly.
  6. Preserve appropriately
  7. Serve after 4 days.