Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

I know of tamarind soda, but not water. This is basically tamarind tea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs dried tamarind pods or 1 lb tamarind pulp with seeds
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Remove and discard the hard outer pods of the dried tamarind. Combine the dried tamarind or the prepared pulp with the water and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat about 30 minutes, or until the flesh is very soft, occasionally stirring and mashing with a whisk to break up the flesh and separate the seeds.
  2. Strain and discard the solids. Cool to room temperature and chill. Serve in tall glasses with plenty of ice.