Limited Pantry - Substitute for Hing/Asafoetida and Tamarind Paste?
If you don't have access to hing/asafoetida, would it be suitable to add additional garlic and onion (powder or fresh)? Same for tamarind: is there a suitable fruit (or preserve, condiment) that can be a reasonable substitute?
Recipe question for: Chitra Agrawal's Coconut Dal with Turmeric Rice
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Amchur (sour mango powder)
Small amount of sugar
Date syrup mixed with lemon juice or vinegar
Hope this helps!