|Water||3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)|
|Sugar||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
Clean and wash the tamarind pods.
Place them in a large bowl, add the water and soak overnight.
Drain the liquid into another bowl and reserve.
Extract the pulp from the pods by pressing them with a wooden spoon through a fine strainer.
Strain the extracted pulp back into the reserved liquid.
Mix together, strain and squeeze through cheese cloth into a saucepan.
Add the sugar.
Slowly bring the mixture to the boil, stirring constantly.
Lower the heat and simmer until the syrup thickens.
Remove from the heat, cool slightly and pour into bottles.
When completely cool, seal with airtight lids.
Dilute 2 tablespoons of this syrup in a glass of iced water to make a cordial drink.
Variation to use this syrup for flavoring stews, stuffed vegetables and other foods, reduce the amount of sugar to 2 cups.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 4180 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 g4.2%
Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 127 mg5.3%
Total Carbohydrates 1083 g361.1%
Dietary Fiber 23.1 g92.5%
Sugars 1059.7 g
Protein 13 g25.4%
Vitamin A 2.7% Vitamin C 26.5%
Calcium 34.4% Iron 71%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet