How to Prepare and Make Tamarind Water (Juice)

How to Prepare and Make Tamarind Water (Juice)

Tamarind water is easy to make and store. Look for tamarind pulp sold in blocks in Asian markets.

To make about 1.5 cups (12 fl oz / 375 ml) tamarind water, cut up 1/2 pound (250g) of the pulp into small pieces, place in a bowl, and add 2 cups (16 fl oz / 500ml) boiling water.

Mash the pulp to separate the fibers and seeds, then let stand for 15 minutes, stirring two or three times.

Pour the liquid through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl, pushing against the pulp with the back of a spoon and scraping the underside of the sieve to dislodge the clinging puree.

Transfer to a jar and refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze in an ice-cube tray for up to 1 month.

A tamarind concentrate, which dissolves instantly in hot water, is also available in some Asian markets and can be used in a pinch.

Tamarind 101 - In the searing heat of a Ho Chi Minh City afternoon, residents sometimes take refuge under the spreading tamarind trees that line many of the streets.

The sickle-shaped, thin-skinned fruit pods that hang from the branches are an invaluable ingredient throughout Southeast Asia.

The pods contain a fruity, slightly citric sour pulp that is pressed into a liquid that is used in soups, salads, curries, meats, and fish dishes.

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