Tamarind and Date Dip

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Appears in

The Settler's Cookbook

By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Published 2009

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  • Equal quantities of dried tamarind and dried dates
  • Boiling water
  • Salt, sugar and chilli powder to taste


  • Soak the dates and tamarind in boiling water so it comes up to 2 in. above the solids.
  • Leave overnight.
  • Rub the mixture through a sieve with a wooden spoon and add salt, chilli powder and sugar, tasting all the while so you end up with a well-balanced sweet/sour/hot sauce.