would pomegranate molasses work as a sub for tamarind paste?

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Sodium G. July 1, 2011
Thanks everyone! I was thinking of mixing it with a little regular molasses too to keep the bitter/sweet combo. But so helpful to have your opinions weighed in on this one! I LOVE THE FOOD PICKLERS!!
 
prettyPeas June 30, 2011
Great, Panfusine. I hadn't heard of anardana powder before and I love dry souring agents. Now I'll have to add another jar to my pantry.
 
midnitechef June 30, 2011
If the recipe can handle a bit more sweetness, go for it ;-)
 
midnitechef June 30, 2011
If the recipe can handle a bit more sweetness, go for it ;-)
 
Beautiful, M. June 30, 2011
I think you probably could but would have to adjust for the consistency (pomegranate molasses would be less concentrated).
 
Panfusine June 30, 2011
It should absolutely work. it wouldn't be as tart as tamarind, and in addition would have a hint of natural sweetness, (one tends to add a pinch of sugar to most recipes calling for tamarind to cut the acidity). Anardana powder (which is basically dried powdered pomegranate arils) is very commonly used in Indian cuisine as a milder & flavorful substitute for tamarind.
 
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