Tamarind paste is made from pod-like tamarind fruit that is native to Africa and many tropical parts of the world. Tamarind is aromatic, fruity, sweet, and refreshingly sour. It is an essential ingredient in 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.