No, that’s not a typo. ‘Chutney’ is the Anglicisation of the word chutney in Hindi, which means ‘to lick’ or ‘to eat with appetite’.

Chatnis or chutneys add all kinds of appetite inducing flavours to foods. This new vegan and gluten free Tracklements Special Edition Date & Tamarind Chatni brings this classic sour and fruity flavour to vegans

Tamarind trees have pods of sweet, tangy pulp and are cultivated around the world. As well as food, the pulp can also be used as a metal polish, which is kind of worrying.

Here it’s mixed with selected, traditional spices including Asafoetida, Fennel Seeds, Ground Cloves and Coriander Seeds,  and so it’s a natural addition to curries, particularly Chaat or Paneer, and a ‘must have’ with dishes such as sambhars, rasams, puris, pakoras and samosas.

You can do all kinds of things with it, like spreading on top of hunks of white fish before steaming, or stir into a lamb tagine to raise up the  flavour and texture.

In fact, once you start using it you’ll find all kinds of ways to spice up dishes with it.

Tracklements are committed to make the most planet-friendly condiments you can buy minimising their environmental footprint through using recyclable packaging, their own water treatment facility, and over 10,000 square feet of solar panels, supplemented by 100% renewable electricity generated by wind and/or hydro assets. 

Tracklements Special Edition Date & Tamarind Chatni RRP £3.50 for 250g, is available from fine food delis and farm shops nationwide and online at