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Tamarind drink (sharab tamer hindi): So refreshing and sweet. Unique and authentic.

November 23, 2009 by  
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Tamarind drink (tamer hindi شراب التمر الهندي): So refreshing and sweet. Unique and authentic.

Summary: Tamarind fruit is a seed pod, brown or black in color and few inches long. It can be found in Indian stores as well in most grocery stores. It is used in Indian chutney, curries as well as in Britain’s famous Worcestershire sauce.


  • 1 ½ pounds black tamer hindi
  • 1 pound brown tamer hindi
  • 12 cups water
  • 10 cups sugar
  •  juice of 2 lemons


  1. Soak black and brown tamer hindi in 12 cups of water for 10 hours. Stir and crush with hands. Strain with a cheesecloth. Add sugar and bring to boil, skimming foam as it appears on the surface. Add the lemon juice and let simmer on medium heat for about 30 minutes until syrupy. Pour into clean bottles. Wait until cold to seal the bottles. Too serve, use 1 tablespoon of syrup per glass of ice water. Store open bottles in the fridge.

Cooking time (duration): 30 minutes

Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern

My rating:5 stars: ★★★★★

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