Preparation / Directions:
Remove the chiles from the vinegar (after soaking 2 hours), retaining this for later use. Grind the soaked chiles with the ginger and garlic in a blender. Now put the vinegar, sugar and salt in a large pan and bring to a boil. At this point, add the tomatoes, dates and the teaspoon of the spice powder. Stir them round and then simmer on a moderate heat until the mixture becomes very thick and has the consistency you like for chutney. Remove the pan from the heat, allow to cool a little and then spoon the chutney into warmed jars. Cover and once opened, store in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.