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Tamarind is a fruit whose pulp which is widely used as a spice in Asian and Latin American cooking. The fruit’s pulp is edible as fresh fruit but is often used unripe used in savory dishes.

The pulp is often sold in concentrated form as a sticky, dark paste. Unless sweetened (as it often is) it tastes sour.

In Latin America it is particularly popular in candied form and is also made into a popular soft drink, Agua de Tamarindo. In Asia it is more often used in cooking, often in sweet and sour drinks. In India it is widely used in southern Indian cooking and is also very popular in chutneys.

The tamarind tree is native to North Africa and it is thought that it originates from the Sudan, however, it can now be found all over the world and is very popular in South America and Asia.

The seed of the fruit is often used as a spice and is instrumental in the cuisines of Latin America and South East Asia as well as being a key ingredient in the English HP Sauce, Worcestershire sauce and the Jamaixan Pickapeppa sauce.

Tamarind has many uses, it has been used as a flavouring in drinks and is the main ingredient in a popular Egyptian summer drink called tamr hindi. For a long time the flesh of the fruit has been used as a brass cleaner.

Tamarind is also used in many societies for medical purposes, either as a digestive or to help calm malarial fever.

Relevant Recipes for Tamarind

Recipe Names

  1. Apple-Tamarind Sauce
  2. Baked Tamarind And Seed-Crusted Turkey Leg
  3. Black Beans In Spicy Tamarind Sauce
  4. Chicken With Mole Cream Sauce And Tamarind Glaze
  5. Chino Latino Roasted Duck With Tamarind Sauce
  6. Curried Vegetable Stew With Tamarind & Coconut Milk
  7. Double Cut Pork Chops w Tamarind Glaze, Green Mole Sauce
  8. Duck With Black Bean Sauce And Tamarind Jus
  9. Fire-Roasted Chicken With Tamarind-Molasses Glaze
  10. Gari (Tamarind Vegetable Vindaloo)
  11. Ginger-Tamarind Sauce
  12. Goan Spiced Crab Cakes, Pappadums, Avocado And Tamarind
  13. Grilled Chicken With With Tamarind-Orange Glaze
  14. Grilled Lamb Brochettes W/ Tamarind, Chipotle And Red Wine
  15. Grilled Tamarind Pork Chops
  16. Ikam With Assam Sauce (Hoki Fish In Tamarind Sauce)
  17. Indian Tamarind Chutney
  18. Lobio Tkemali (Red Beans W/Tamarind And Balsa
  19. Lobio Tkemali (Red Beans W/Tamarind And Balsamic Vinegar)
  20. Pakora Dipping Sauce - Tamarind
  21. Pan Seared Duck Breast With Tamarind Reduction
  22. Peppers In Tamarind Juice
  23. Pokara Dipping Sauce - Tamarind
  24. Pork In Tamarind Sauce
  25. Pulihora (Tamarind Rice)
  26. Pulikkaachal (Tamarind Chutney)
  27. Puliyodharai (Tamarind rice)
  28. Raw Tamarind Chutney (Chintakai Pacchadi)
  29. Salmon With Tamarind Sauce
  30. Sauteed Vegetables With Chile-Tamarind Sauce
  31. Seeded Lamb Chops With Tamarind
  32. Shrimp In Tamarind Sauce
  33. Shrimp With Tamarind Recado (Marinade)
  34. Spicy Eggplant In Ginger-Tamarind Sauce (Masala Vangi)
  35. Tamarind And Balsamic Sauce
  36. Tamarind Chipotle Sauce
  37. Tamarind Chutney (Saunth)
  38. Tamarind Chutney With Bananas
  39. Tamarind Dal (Chintakai Pappu)
  40. Tamarind Glaze
  41. Tamarind Glazed Ribs With Chayote And Mango Slaw
  42. Tamarind Glazed Shrimp Salad
  43. Tamarind Glazed Spare Ribs
  44. Tamarind Rice
  45. Tamarind Sauce
  46. Tamarind Water
  47. Tamarind-Glazed Pork Chops With Mole Cream
  48. Tamarind-Honey Lamb Kebabs On Mashed Yams
  49. Tamarind: Pod, Pulp, Juice, Extract (India)
  50. Tomato Tamarind Chutney
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Recipe Ingredients

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  2. Aloo Chaat
  3. Aloo Puri Chaat (potato Chaat)
  4. Alugedde Kut (Potato Savoury)
  5. Amiri Khaman
  6. Amma's Rasam
  7. Amma's Special Sambhar Rice
  8. Anai Pachadi
  9. Apple-Tamarind Sauce
  10. Aratikaaya Masala Pulusu (Spiced Raw Banana Curry)
  11. Atomic Barbeque Sauce
  12. Ayam Gereng (Indonesian Fried Chicken)
  13. Ayam Goreng Asam (Indonesia) Piquant Fried Chicken
  14. Ayam Tauco (Chicken Cooked With Salted Yellow Beans)
  15. Baby Spinach Salad With Grilled Onions
  16. Baghare Baigan - Spiced Eggplant - S. India
  17. Baked Tamarind And Seed-Crusted Turkey Leg
  18. Bali Baked Fish
  19. Bangkok-Style Pummelo Salad - {Yum Som-O}
  20. Bean Thread Noodles With Asian Eggplant
  21. Beef Satay
  22. Belluli (Garlic) Chutney
  23. Bengan Ka Bhurta
  24. Bhakar Wadi (Spicy Gram Flour Snack)
  25. Bharrey Baghare Tamate
  26. Bhel
  27. Bhel Poori
  28. Bhel Puri - 1
  29. Bhel Puri - 2
  30. Bhel With a Difference
  31. Bhud Thai (Flat Noodles With Prawn, Chicken And Peanuts)
  32. Bise Bele Huli Anna
  33. Bisi Bele Huliyanna (Rice In Spicy Sauce)
  34. Black Beans In Spicy Tamarind Sauce
  35. Bombay Shrimps
  36. Broad Beans Curry (Chikkudukai Koora)
  37. Brown Curry Gravy
  38. Buddhist Sour Soup
  39. Cabbage Stew (Cabbage Kootu)
  40. Capsicum Karwar Style
  41. Cauliflower Ambat
  42. Cauliflower Koottu (Cauliflower In Spicy Coconut Gravy)
  43. Cheesecake Factory's Avocado Egg Rolls
  44. Cheesecake Factory's Egg Roll Dipping Sauce
  45. Chhole Alu
  46. Chicken Dhansak
  47. Chicken Satay With Spicy Peanut Sauce And Cucumber Relish
  48. Chicken With Mole Cream Sauce And Tamarind Glaze
  49. Chino Latino Roasted Duck With Tamarind Sauce
  50. Chipotle Tangerine Vinaigrette
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