You can use tamarind paste for making all south Indian gravies and in drinks like Jal jeera (a popular, healthy Indian summer drink) which I have already posted (here). You can also make a sweet dipping sauce with it for all kinds of meat and crispy vegetables — it is totally awesome and very healthy. This is one sauce I am totally addicted to and I make very often.

Savoury Tamarind Sauce Ingredients

  • 15 to 20 large seedless dates
  • 1 tbsp of tamarind paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp of paprika
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin powder

Savoury Tamarind Sauce Steps

  1. Soak the dates in water and grind to a smooth puree in a mixer. Boil brown sugar in little bit of water (around 1/4 cup) to get a syrup consistency.
  2. Once the brown sugar is dissolved completely, add dates mixture, paprika and salt. Boil till it gets a sauce consistency.
  3. Dry roast cumin seeds till light golden and powder it well in a mortar and pestle.
  4. Add the cumin seed powder and switch off.

Serve this as a dipping sauce for almost anything.

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