Amchoor Chutney Recipe – Imli Substitute – Video

Amchoor chutney is made with Mango powder. It is a substitute of Tamarind (Imli) chutney. Make it at home with our tried and tested recipe.

Written by Maahi Gupta
  By Maahi Gupta          Updated  21 Aug, 16


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Amchoor chutney is the closest substitute for Imli Chutney. Our kitchen normally has the Mango powder Amchoor ready stock and it the ease of making this doubles up the probability of using this over the Tamarind one.


2 min Prep
22 min Cook
Yield  1 liter
Nutrition Facts
Amchoor Chutney Recipe - Imli Chutney Substitute [Video]
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1705 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 4696mg 196%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 439g 146%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 433g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 4%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Take a pan big enough to hold about a liter of chutney. Add water and Mango Powder.
    Mixing water with Mango powder for Amchoor chutney
    Mixing water with Mango powder for Amchoor chutney 
  • Keep it on high flame and wait for a boil.
  • After a boil, turn the stove to low flame.
  • Now add Sugar, Black Cardamom Powder, Red Chili Powder, Salt, Black Salt, Black Pepper Powder. Mix well. Sugar can be added as per your taste now.
    Add spices to the boiling water
    Add spices to the boiling water 
  • Let it cook on low flame for about 20 minutes. The idea is to let the chutney get a bit thick.
  • Do stir it occasionally.
  • After 20 minutes, add roasted Cumin Powder for flavor and aroma.
    Final steps to making Amchoor chutney
    Final steps to making Amchoor chutney 
  • Keep the stove on low flame and cook it for another 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes, switch off the stove. The Amchoor Chutney is now ready to serve.

  •  Storage and Serving Suggestions

    1. Amchoor chutney needs to be refrigerated and can be used for up-to 2 months.
    2. The chutney has a sweet and sour taste. You can substitute it pretty much in every recipe where you are required to use Tamarind Imli chutney.
    3. We normally use it in Dahi Bhalla, Gol Gappe, Papri Chat, Aloo Tikki and Bread Pakoda Chat. The list is endless and is only restricted to your taste and imagination.

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