Tamarind Paste: Simple and Easy to Make
This simple tamarind paste is made with one ingredient (tamarind) and can be used to make a whole bunch of other recipes like tamarind juice, chutney, sauce and more.
- ½ cup tamarind pulp and seeds
- ½ cup boiling water
- pinch of salt
Peel the tamarind and remove the strings.
Break apart to separate the seeds from each other.
Pour boiling water over the seeds and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
Squeeze the seeds to soften the pulp.
Leave to sit for another 15 minutes.
Squeeze the seeds again to separate the pulp.
Strain and discard the seeds.
Boil the tamarind liquid over medium heat for 5 minutes to sterilize the paste.
Add a pinch of salt for further sterilization.
Allow to cool before bottling (it'll be about 3 tablespoons).
Store in the fridge.