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Tamarind Paste

An easy way to make your own tamarind paste
Prep Time30 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: tamarind
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Andrea


  • 1 16 oz block Tamarind pulp, seedless
  • 2 cups boiling water


  • Break up the block of tamarind and place in a bowl.
  • Pour boiling water over tamarind, smash up a bit with a spoon and let soak for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place in a colander and push pulp through with a spatula or spoon, scraping the bottom of the colander from time to time, until only the fibers remain and you have about 2 cups of thick tamarind paste.
  • Store in glass or plastic containers in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks. Freeze in containers or ice cube trays for 6 months.