indispensable ingredient for cooking in South India is one of the most acidic condiments called tamarind.To prepare sharp soups, rice dishes and spicy pastes it is irreplaceable.
taste and appearance
tamarind seasoning has a sweet and sour, fruity flavor isladkovatym odor.A mixture of brown sugar and lemon juice can replace the taste of tamarind.Tamarind looks like brown dried pulp.It consists of invert sugar and organic acids.
Tamarind: useful properties
himself tamarind islabitelnoe antiseptic effect on the body.It is used to treat stomach ulcers irasstroystv, even for the treatment of diabetes.Tamarind mousse is a mild laxative agent is retained in the gut fluid that has a debilitating effect on him.
Tamarind in cooking
- tamarind sauce is perfect for soy meat.
- compote of apples and tamarind is not only tasty, but also useful.
- Samu tamarind seasoning used to make jams, juices and beverages.You can add to marinades for tofu and meat, fish and poultry.
- very well with chili.
- Tamarind is also part of Worcestershire sauce.
Recommended use tamarind
- To prepare tamarind water for flavor, you need to take 1 teaspoon tamarind and soak overnight in 150 ml of hot water.For fast food take a few pieces of tamarind and boil for 10 minutes in a little water.
- this water is stored 7 days in the refrigerator in a glass and chinaware.Tamarind seasoning can be stored for 24 months at a temperature of 0 to + 25C.
- dried tamarind concentrate is stored indefinitely.
Recipes with tamarind
tamarind drink 0.5 cups made from tamarind, sugar to taste and 1.5 liters of water.Pour water, add the tamarind, set on fire and bring to a boil.Filter and cool.Mass rubbed through a sieve and dilute in 3 cups of cold water, add sugar.If desired, you can add rose water.Serve with ice cubes.
To prepare chutney and tamarind dates, take 1 cup tamarind, ¼ teaspoon cumin, 2.5 cups of water, 0.5 teaspoons of sugar, ¼ tsp. Cardamom, ¼ teaspoon salt and 50 grams of dates.Fill the tamarind water and boil for 5 minutes.Remove from heat, infuse for 2 hours.The resulting mass is rubbed through a sieve.Mix the dates, cumin and cardamom, sugar and salt.Boil until thick 2 minutes.
The seasoning useful properties are a little less, but not completely disappear so that except for the exotic taste of the dish, and you get the benefit.Virtually every product contains the benefits that nature gave him, and tamarind here is no exception.