March 03, 2016

Tamarind Paste

A very simple recipe to prepare homemade tamarind paste from scratch. Tamarind paste is used in worldwide cuisines. Tamarind paste can be stored refrigerated for weeks without adding any preservatives. So, if you don’t want preservatives from store bought paste, give this recipe a try. I use this paste mostly for Indian, Thai & Mexican cuisine. A simple recipe, works really well to prepare  a bunch of recipes. So no more store bought tamarind paste, make this paste from the scratch right in your kitchen with just 2 ingredients. 

Cuisine: World | Recipe Category: Spice Sauce & Condiments
Prep Time: 45 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes | Serving: 3-4 cups


250 Grams
2-3  cups

Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

  1. Clean up tamarind, check unwanted particles and discard them.
  2. Soak tamarind in 2 cups of hot water for about 45 to 60 minutes in a big bowl.
  3. Mash the tamarind as much as possible, don’t hesitate to use hands.
  4. With help of minimum water squeeze & strain the pulp through a filter. Discard seeds or debris that you might find.
  5. Transfer the pulp to heavy bottom pan and boil this for about 5-10 minutes on a medium flame, until thick enough. Cover the pot partially towards you to prevent splashes. 
  6. Cool down the tamarind paste completely and store it in an airtight glass jar for months.

Quick Tips

  1. Avoid using plastic utensil while cooking and for storage.
  2. The quantity of water depends on the quality of Tamarind and its softness.


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