Sweet & Sour Tamarind Sauce

By • March 15, 2011 • 2 Comments


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Author Notes: A must have condiment for almost any Indian snack. This is an absolutely basic version that can be made at short notice.Panfusine

Makes 1 cup

  • 1.5 teaspoons Tamarind extract
  • 1/3 cup Jaggery (gud) or dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Chopped dates,
  • 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds, powdered
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/8 cup hot water
  1. Soak the dates in the hot water till soft. Drain prior to blending, reserving the liquid.
  2. Combine tamarind extract, gud/ sugar & chopped dates in a food processor & blend till the dates have completely been mashed up & the sugar has dissolved. Add red chilli powder, salt & toasted cumin powder & mix well. Add the reserved liquid to dilute if needed.
  3. Keeps for ~ 1 week in the refrigerator

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

wow.. I'd never have thought of combining this with biriyani.. thanks for the new idea pauljoseph!

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about 3 years ago pauljoseph

Panfusine, I tried this recipe perfect combination with biryani