Tamarind Juice

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Serves 4-6

Growing up, this used to be a family favourite.  Highly refreshing during hot summer days, this juice is best served icy cold.  If you like tamarind, you will LOVE this sweet but tangy juice.

tamarind (seeds with pulp)
2 cups
hot water
1/2 to 1 cup
sugar (depending on how tangy the tamarind is)
1/2 tsp.
additional cups of cold water

Wash and rinse off the tamarind pulp.  Put it in a bowl and then add the 2 cups of hot water to it. Cover the bowl and allow it to stand for 2-3 hours.

Mix and press out the pulp from the seeds, then sieve the mixture to seperate the juice from the rest of the seeds/pulp and strings.

Next, add half a cup of sugar and the salt.  Give this a mix until the sugar is dissolved.  I find this easier to do in a blender, it mixes the sugar faster.  Then add the additional water to dilute the juice to a thin consistency.  Keep checking the taste and add more sugar or water if needed.

Chill until icy and serve cold!  :)


Assalamu Alaykum fauzia,we thank you i like tamarin juice but i don't like suger should i do it with out suger?

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W/Salaam, without the sugar it will be impossible to drink as tamarind is very tangy.

AOA. Dear fauzia, me and my family love your recipes. I can't survive in the kitchen on my own. Bless you!
Questions: Can I replace the white sugar with brown? Can we keep the drink for a day or two or we ought to drink it instantly?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thank you so much! Yes you can use brown sugar and yes the juice can keep for up to a few days (refrigerated).