Thursday, September 24, 2009

Easy Tamarind Chutney

8 oz tamarind paste (found at Indian stores)
1 cup sugar*
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 1/2 cup water
pinch of salt

Mix tamarind paste and water together and whisk until blended well. On medium low heat, saute ginger garlic paste. Add cayenne pepper. Add tamarind mix. Bring to boil. Add sugar and let in come to a boil again. Lower heat to low-simmer and let stand for 5 minutes; stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let it cool and serve with your favorite dish!

*Can be adjusted to taste

Tip: Tamarind Chutney is excellent served as a dip for fritters/pakoras or samosas. You can also serve this as a chutney with your main dishes.

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