Tamarind Juice

Servings : 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.


  • 100gm tamarind (seeds with pulp)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar (depending on how tangy the tamarind is)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 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!  🙂

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