Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A quick, small-quantity substitute for the sometimes difficult-to-find tamarind paste. Cooking time is soaking time. Courtesy of GroupRecipes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon dates, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried prune, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried apricot, chopped
  • water, boiling (just to cover)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh is best)


  1. Place first three ingredients into a bowl and pour enough boiling water over them to cover completely.
  2. Let stand 15 minutes and drain.
  3. Place drained fruit and the lemon juice into a food processor, blend to a thick paste.
  4. Store in the fridge or use immediately.