What is tamarind? About the ingredient tamarind. Including 74 recipes with tamarind, nutrition data, and where to find it.
Tamarind (known as Imli in Hindi) is a very popular ingredient used in Indian households for everyday cooking. It is a sour dark colored fruit that grows in a pod and is used extensively across the world (from India to Thailand to Mexico) to make a variety of dishes, candies, and even sweet dishes. Though it is usually used to make savory dishes, when combined with sugar, it creates a unique flavor and gives the dish the right balance of both sweet and sour. From making fresh sweet and sour tamarind chutneys to adding them to dishes like Sambhar and Rasam to uplift their flavor and add a hint of tang to them, tamarind is indeed an essential part of Indian cuisine.
A tamarind paste is made by boiling the whole tamarind in water and separating its pod from it before crushing it into a pulp. The paste is an easy and convenient alternative to the whole tamarind as it saves you the time of boiling it and preparing it at home before adding it to any dish. Packaged Tamarind pastes can easily be bought off the shelf from any supermarket or a store nearby your home.
How to make tamarind paste?
Using fresh Tamarind pods make your own fresh homemade tamarind paste.
Tamarind is usually found in the asian section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Tamarind is a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices USDA nutritional food group.
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There are 76 recipes that contain this ingredient.
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