Tamarind is a pod-like fruit that is native to Africa and widely cultivated in many tropical parts of the world. Tamarind is fruity, sweet, and characteristically aromatic with a refreshingly sour taste. Tamarind paste is made from fresh tamarind that as been processed to remove seeds and skins to make an easy-to-use produce for a variety of different dishes. It is an essential ingredient in making authentic chutneys, curries, drinks, and numerous dishes from Mexico, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
Uses: Simmer tamarind with equal parts water for 20 minutes to make a tamarind concentrate that can be used as a flavoring agent for your favorite dishes. Stir-fry tamarind with your favorite foods and seasonings to make delicious dishes such as pad thai.