Combine tamarind and the boiling water in a medium bowl; stand 30 minutes.
Strain tamarind over a bowl , pressing to extract all liquid; discard tamarind.
Heat oil in small pan; add mustard seeds, stirring , until they pop. Add cumin seeds. Shallow fry slowly.
Combine dates with tamarind liquid , fried mustard seeds- cumin seeds and vinegar in medium pan. Adjust salt. Simmer, uncovered , about 5 minutes until mixture is almost dry. Blend or process until almost smooth.
Spoon into hot sterilized jars , seal while hot.
Serve with Samosa, Pakoda, Parathas, Rotis, Rice ......
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