Inspired by a Date Pickle Bottle Hrushikesh got for me in Goa , I did some googling and some thinking ... read the ingredients listed on the bottle and came up with this !
500 Grams Seedless Dates.
100 Grams Carrots.
1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste.
10 Green Chilies.
4-5 Tablespoons Thick Tamarind Paste.
Salt to Taste
1 Cup Vinegar.
4 +2 Tablespoons Gingerly Oil.
Make Powder After Roasting:
1 Teaspoon Methe Seeds.
2 Teaspoon3 Jeera.
2 Teaspoons Black Peppercorns.
1 Tablespoon Mustard Seeds.
1Tablespoon of Mustard Seeds- To be used later
1/2 Teaspoon Hing.
1. Chop and reserve 200 grams dates.
2. Heat oil , add ginger paste , when you loose the raw smell add 300 grams of dates , carrots , tamarind and half the vinegar.Cook covered on low till carrots are soft . Cool and liquidise.
3. Heat some more oil , splutter mustard seeds and add hing , now add the puree along with chopped dates you set aside.Add in roasted and ground masala , salt and cook this covered for another 10-15 minutes till chopped dates are soft . Adjust seasoning at this stage.
This came out delicious - eat it with rice , or on a toast - it's yum and stays forever in the fridge.