Sweet and Tangy Tamarind Syrup
Servings Prep Time
132 oz mason jar 15 minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Servings Prep Time
132 oz mason jar 15 minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Unwrap the tamarind paste and cut in half. Rewrap and store one half for later use.
  2. Cut the remaining tamarind into chunks, place in a pot, and cover with six cups of water.
  3. Place three dried limes on a cutting board, and crush with a mallet.
  4. The seeds taste bitter, so sort through the pieces of dried limes, and discard the seeds.
  5. Stir the broken lime pieces into the tamarind mixture.
  6. As the liquid boils, break up the tamarind pods with the back of a wooden spoon against the side of the pot. After simmering for 30 minutes, carefully pour the liquid in a strainer that’s placed over a large enough bowl to hold the liquid. Use a spoon to push the pulp through the strainer.
  7. Scrape the pulp from the bottom of the strainer, and mix into the liquid in the bowl.
  8. Rinse the pot that was used to boil the tamarind mixture in, then pour the strained liquid back in. Whisk in four cups of sugar.
  9. Stir mixture until it comes to a boil. Reduce the temperature, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  10. Pour the syrup into a large mason jar, and store in the refrigerator.
  11. Mix three tablespoons of syrup in a glass of ice water, and stir until syrup completely dissolves. Feel free to add more syrup if you prefer. Enjoy!

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