tamarind

Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree (family Fabaceae) bearing edible fruit that is indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is monotypic, meaning that it contains only this species.
The tamarind tree produces pod-like fruit that contains a brown, edible pulp used in cuisines around the world. The pulp is also used in traditional medicine and as a metal polish. The tree's wood can be used for woodworking and tamarind seed oil can be extracted from the seeds. Tamarind's tender young leaves are used in Indian cuisine, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Because tamarind has multiple uses, it is cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical zones.

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  1. Morning Glory

    Recipe Keralan style tomato curry

    Keralan cooking often uses tamarind and coconut milk in curry dishes. This particular dish doesn’t include coconut milk but has a hot, sour and aromatic flavour reminiscent of Keralan cuisine. To me, one important thing here is the slicing of the onions and tomatoes into ‘petals’. If you simply...
  2. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Tamarind (Imli) Chutney

    I posted this on another forum and thought it might go down well over here, too. I use this chutney for fried snacks: samosas, pakora, little turnovers, croquettes, meatballs, falafel, etc. A chutney is basically a spicy marmalade. chatni in Hindi means "to lick", so basically this is something...
  3. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Spicy Tuna Turnovers/Pastries (Panada Ikan Pedas)

    These little delights are, apparently, Indonesian street food. Since I´ve never visited Indonesia, I can´t honestly say whether this recipe is authentic or not. However, I can assure you it´s delicious and fun to make. I serve it with a sauce made of ketjap manis ( which is soy sauce, brown...
  4. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Satay Sauce

    Ingredients 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled 1 can coconut milk, shaken to combine contents 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 cup pecans 2 tablespoons tamarind paste 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 cup water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1...
  5. Windigo

    Recipe Indonesian Beef rendang by the Hairy Bikers

    This picture is cropped from another, probably not the best. But the full picture is visible in the thread What did you cook or eat today (March 2020)? post 189. Ingredients: 2 lemongrass stalks, dry outer leaves removed, roughly chopped 3 medium-sized red onions, quartered 6 garlic cloves...
  6. Morning Glory

    Recipe Pork & Beetroot Goulash

    Shpundra is an intriguing Ukranian dish of pork belly slow cooked with beetroot and fermented beetroot juice (kvass). This recipe has something in common with Shpundra except that it has added spiciness from Hungarian paprika and in place of the fermented beetroot it uses tamarind to add a...
  7. rascal

    Date and tamarind chutney

    i finally found the best one after trying a lot of brands. I use it on my Indian cooks. Great with tandoori chicken and also samosas. The jar is only about $3 at my local Indian shop. The pic is only tamarind but if you can get the date and tamarind if you can. Russ
  8. Yorky

    Tamarind

    Apparently, tamarind is classified as a fruit. Notwithstanding that, I've never seen it in this form until my wife brought some home last evening. I shall investigate further.............
  9. Morning Glory

    Recipe Purple Aloo Gobi with Tamarind and Dates

    Tamarind and dates are often associated with Middle Eastern cooking but both are also used in Indian recipes. This recipe is based on the well-known Punjabi dish ‘Aloo Gobi’ or potato and cauliflower curry. Here, I’ve used purple potatoes instead of white potatoes, but you could use either...
  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Charred Haloumi, Pepper and Aubergine Stew

    Haloumi cheese has a wonderful creamy taste yet it stands up to grilling and holds its shape. It will absorb marinades really well and here I've used tamarind sauce, which adds a sweet and sour dimension. If you can't obtain tamarind sauce, I've suggested a substitute below. Charred Haloumi...
  11. Yorky

    Red Tamarind

    It may be too late to ask this as my wife will have probably eaten it all soon. Does anyone have a suggestion what to make with this?
  12. C

    Recipe Sambal French and runner beans with tempeh

    Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes A powerful, fresh and zesty curry. Indonesian sambal dishes usually contain the pungent belachan chilli and dried shrimp paste. However, sambal olek chilli paste (vegetarian) and fermented soy tempeh are is now widely available and work well...
  13. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Indian Potato Curry

    Photographs by Morning Glory What I love about this recipe is the number of herbs and spices in it and how easy it is really. The list of ingredients is long but simple and can be adapted to accommodate what is available, around and how many people are eating, and it is best left to mature for...
  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Vegan Indian Curry

    Last Saturday at breakfast, you know that time when you are not awake enough to really remember what you did, I realised that we needed something to eat at my parents for lunch. It had to work with a regional 'dish' which we have pretty much every Saturday lunchtime if we are over at my...
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