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Bengali Style Aamsotto Khejur Chutney

Aamsotto Khejur Chutney is a traditional Bengali delicacy made with aamsotto (dried mango bar), dates, and panch phoron flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Bengali Recipes, Chutney Recipes
Author: Amrita


  • 150 gms Aamsotto (Dried Mango Bar) cut into 1.5 cm cubes
  • ½ cup Dates deseeded & slices
  • cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • teaspoon Panch phoron (Bengali five spices)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 10-15 nos Raisins
  • 1 or 2 no Whole Dry Red Chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard Oil


  • In a pan, dry roast 1½ teaspoon panch phoron for a few minutes. Put the roasted spice in a mortar and pestle to make a coarse powder, then set it aside.
  • Take water and sugar together in a pan and heat it. Once the sugar dissolves boil it for 3 to 4 minutes and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in another pan and add dry red chilli and remaining panch phoron (1teaspoon).
  • Once they start crackling, add chopped mango bars and sliced dates.
  • Add turmeric powder and little salt add this stage. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the sugar syrup and raisins to the pot and bring to a boil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it reaches a thick consistency. If it becomes too thick, add a little water and bring it back to a boil.
  • After that add lemon juice and check the seasoning and finally switch off the gas and sprinkle the coarse powder of panch phoron on top.