Tamarind Purée

Recipe from

Cooking Light


1 (8-ounce) package wet tamarind pulp
2 cups hot water


Combine tamarind and hot water. Let stand 1 hour; then using your fingers or a fork, break tamarind into small pieces while it is still in the water. Let tamarind soak an additional 3 hours.

Press tamarind mixture through a sieve, reserving liquid; discard seeds and fibers.

Greg Patent,

Cooking Light

April 1995
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