Sunday, 19 May 2013

Tamarind fruit (The search for a Ketchup recipe)

Tamarind tree fruit pods

Tamarind Fruit Tree   تمر هندي

I need help in search of a recipe for Tamarind Ketchup ?

If you can ! leave a comment please

Prophet Enoch said

About the tree of knowledge

"It was like a species of the Tamarind tree, bearing fruit which resembled grapes extremely fine; and its fragrance extended to a considerable distance.I exclaimed, How beautiful is this tree, and how delightful is its appearance !
One of my favorite flavors to cook with in dishes but would like to bottle and preserve in a sauce."

The fruit pulp is edible. Pulp of young fruits is sour and acidic, but ripe fruits are sweeter. Some varieties are sweet, while others have always a sour taste. Young leaves can be used in salads.

Did you know that

Legend says that those who sleep under the Tamarind while it flowers will experience strange hallucinogenic dreams !

Special thanks and credit to res-ponders below

Rough measurements but here's what I use for tamarind ketchup: 1 shallot, a clove garlic, 1 cup tamarind paste, half cup passata (or chopped tomatoes with their juice),1 tbsp palm sugar, pinch of salt.Blitz everything, bring to boil & simmer for about 10 -20 minutes, to your taste. At this point, taste and adjust seasoning.Of course, you probably know that tamarind paste/juice will sit quite happily in the fridge for about a month, so I always get a huge amount done, so that I don't have to soften & squeeze the pulp everytime. x+Azlin Bloor 

1,Take the tamarind fruit pulp (without seed), make sure its clean

2,dissolve in water then filter it 

3,Heat it in a pan , with very few spoons of red chilly powder 

4, crush some jaggery and add it into the sauce

5, the jaggery will thicken and the sauce , and release sweet flavour

Measurements can be adjusted depends on your taste

its takes hardly 5-10 minutes for the procedure ..

Most or all tamil nadu's Tamarind are sour by nature . we don't use sweet tamarind in our cuisine .

Enjoy the sauce :-)

ps. don't forget to tell me how it came :-P  +Pradeep Jayabal 

Beautiful tree; tamarind ketchup is a great idea.

In Mexico we used to drink agua de tamarindo, which is basically fresh tamarind blended with cold water, and some sugar.

A tequila, a sombrero, and a siesta under the tamarind tree - a promise of colorful dreams... +Anne Ricci 

Original Jazz Song written by +Alfred Hole ( My nephew :) ) 

Alfie Hole - Piano. 

Spencer Ritchie - Drums. 
Will Lyle - Bass.

Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Will Lyle