Place dried apricots in a medium bowl. Cover with boiling water, and let stand 1 hour. Drain.
Combine apricots, dates, and next 8 ingredients (through onion) in a medium heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro.
Pack chutney in clean jars. Cover and cool chutney completely; chill.
Note: Store chutney in the refrigerator for up to six weeks.