how do i make tamarind concentrate?

  • Posted by: chris
  • February 5, 2014


petitbleu February 6, 2014
I don't know how to make tamarind concentrate, but I do know that you can purchase it very cheaply at most Asian or Indian supermarkets. It comes in a little plastic container. Agree with Le Bec Fin that block tamarind is a pain, particularly if it contains seeds. But here's a link to a great site that will instruct you in the ways of the tamarind (and you'll find some really great Thai recipes here, too--her Pad Thai tutorial is excellent).
LE B. February 5, 2014
I have found the easiest way to use Tamarind is in its paste form in a plastic jar, which i buy at a local Indian store. Add a little bit of boiling water to it and smush til smooth, then add in to your other liquid indredients. Block tamarind is a PAIN in the neck, and the Blue jar Indonesian tamarind is crummy watered down flavor.
mickle February 5, 2014
Keep it away from distracting noises. Sorry, I just could not let this one go by:-)
Lindsay-Jean H. February 5, 2014
These previous threads on tamarind might help: and and suggestions for substitutes:
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