A spicy vegetarian curry, hearty enough for a comforting fall dinner. It's great simply ladled over steamed rice. I have used this as a side dish with grilled chicken. I can never have enough potato recipes. I have changed some of the ingredients to reflect what I have available in my pantry. Recipe from Epicurious weekly e-mails.
More commonly known as puli-inji... puli = tamarind & inji = ginger. This traditional Keralite spicy-tangy relish is a part of every festive meal. It can be stored for quite a long time in an air-tight container.
I was looking for more uses for the tamarind paste I had, and I came across this recipe on the Seasoned Pioneers website. It looks fast, easy, and most importantly - tasty! This recipe is suitable for marinating enough fish for two people. Cooking time below includes marinating time.
The tamarind is native to tropical Africa and grows wild throughout the Sudan. It was introduced into India so long ago; it has often been reported as indigenous there also. It is extensively cultivated in tropical areas of the world. Sometime during the sixteenth century, it was introduced into America and today is widely grown in Mexico. I have a friend from Mexico who always has a pitcher of "fresca" in the fridge. Not the soft drink in a can, but a lovely, light fruit drink of some sort. Very refreshing. The cook time is the soaking time.