tamarind paste

my tamarind paste concentrate has become hard and i suppose dried out. do you think i can just add some hot water and mix well to bring it back to its old mushy paste consistency

  • Posted by: alienor
  • February 3, 2016


LeBec F. February 3, 2016
I don't think sitting for 12 hours will do you any good. Key here is BOILING water.Pour some to cover the top of the tamarind; try prying out after a few minutes. You never need very much concentrate in any recipe I've seen. is yours in a plastic jar with red lid- from India?
alienor February 3, 2016
yes, yo have it right. my jar is with yellow label and red lid and its contents are very very stiff....
Susan W. February 3, 2016
Yes. Tamarind pulp that is not in a block and is ready to use is simply concentrated pulp with water added. You may need to use a blender or food processor.
Nancy February 3, 2016
and/or microwave if the container allows.
also, consider adding water and letting it sit, covered, for 12-24 hours before you mix it up.
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