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Tamar Al Hindi (Sweet Tamarind Drink)

  • 125 gm
  • 175 gm. / or more if desired
  • 1 litre
  • 15 ml
  • a pinch
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4th metre
Method of Preparation
  • Soak the Tamarind pulp in 750 ml. of water overnight.
  • Mash it properly in the morning add Ginger juice to it. Add sugar, mix well to dissolve.
  • Bring it to a boil and then simmer it for 10 minutes. Remove and discard any foam that appears on the top.
  • Add a pinch of salt. Mix. Switch off the flame.
  • Strain it through a cheese / muslin cloth.
  • Cool it down completely.
  • Refrigerate it to chill, till 30 minutes.
  • You will find that it is very thick. Pour it in a glass jug.
  • Add more chilled water i.e. 250 ml to dilute it. Add rose water and mix.
  • Add the ice cubes and pour in the serving glasses and serve it chilled.
  • Chef Tips:
  • You may add rose syrup i.e. 1/4th tbsp., if you want to have a deep red colour for this tongue tantalizing drink.
  • You may make it instantly by just soaking the tamarind in water for 2 hours, but I suggest soaking it overnight, to extract maximum flavour from the tamarind.
  • You may add a little green cardamom powder, if desired.
  • You may skip adding the Ginger juice.
  • You may garnish it with fresh mint leaves.
  • 8 hours 15 mins (Includes the time of soaking time of Tamarind overnight)
  • 10 minutes (Refrigerate for 30 minutes)
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