Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 1 piece tamarind -- size of a tangerine

  3. 1 tablespoon sugar -- up to

  4. 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

  5. 1 teaspoon roasted -- ground cumin seeds

  6. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne -- up to

  7. 1/4, up to

  8. 1 ripe but firm banana

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Soak tamarind overnight in 2/3 cup hot water in small nonmetallic bowl. Once it has soaked, mash down and break the lump in the water, making a thick, uneven pulp. I use my hands for this,but you could use the back of a wooden spoon. Place a strainer over o nonmetallic bowl, put the tamarind pulp in the stainer, and press down with the back of a spoon. Keep pressing until nothing but fibrous tissues and seeds are left in the stainer. Discard fibrous tissues and seeds. Make sure you scrape all the strained pulp on the outside of the strainer- it doesn't always drip down. Mix the strained pulp with the sugar, salt, cumin seeds, and cayenne. Slice a peeled banana into 1/4 - 1/3 inch slices and mix with the tamarind pulp.

  2. and serve other chutneys and pickles also!!

  3. serves 4-


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