Tamarind Balls (Paste Method)

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Total Time
48hrs 10mins
Prep
48 hrs
Cook
10 mins

A sweet and sour tasting sweet, traditionally made from fresh tamarind pods. It's a lot of work to extract the pulp. So here is an alternative method that simplifies the process using tamarind paste, which is available from Indian or Middle eastern markets.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Mix tamarind paste with 1 cup of sugar, adding more sugar as needed to get a stiff consistency that molds easily.
  2. Add hot pepper and black pepper
  3. Cover mixture with plastic wrap and set aside overnight at room temperature.
  4. Form into 1 - inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper or parchment. Set aside to dry a few hours, uncovered at room temperature.
  5. Roll the tamarind balls in the remaining sugar and store at room temperature. Tamarind balls keep for up to two weeks.