Tamarind, also called Indian date, is the pod of a tropical tree that is said to have originated in Asia and North Africa. It was brought to Mexico sometime in the 1500’s in the galleons that came from Asia, managed by the Spaniards, that landed in the gorgeous beaches of Acapulco. Now somewhat touristy…

Tamarind tastes a bit sour, acidic and sweet at the same time. Its flavor has a lot of depth and an earthy feel to it too. Through the years it grew strong roots in Mexican land, where the large trees are loved for their heavy shade, and the pods for their multiple uses in Mexico’s kitchens. From candies and snacks, to drinks and desserts, as well as moles, sauces of different kinds.


3comments inTamarind

  1. Cookie hill

    Jul 17

    What other uses are there for the tamarind/Indian date?

    1. Pati

      Jul 17

      So many! From flavoring water and other drinks, to sauces, marinades, stews, candy….

  2. j yeager

    Jul 21

    Reccipe for:
    Chicken with Ramarind, Apricots and Chipotle Sauce.
    What is the conversion amount of tamarind pulp when using store bought concentrate?
    How many Tbls. of concentrate to how much water?
    Thank you.

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