whole cumin seed
( such as soft jaggery or you may substitute turbinado)
fresh lime juice
fresh mint leaves
- Bring water to a boil.Meanwhile break tamarind into large pieces and place in a bowl.Remove water from heat and pour over the tamarind.set aside to soak for 30 minutes.Strain through a fine mesh strainer,pressing on the pulp with the back of a spoon extracting as much as possible and discarding the seeds and remaining pods and reserving the tamarind water.
- Toast cumin seeds over medium heat until they pop.Remove immediately.
- Place all ingredients in a blender.Blend on high until well combined.You may strain if desired.serve chilled or over ice.