Tamarind

Tamarindus indica

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

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Tamarind

The dried fruit of the tamarind tree. Although it is referred to as ‘tamarind seed’ it is in fact the pulp around the seeds which is used. Tamarind is used in seasonings, curries and drinks. It has a sour, fruity taste. When bought dried, it is soaked in water and the soaking liquid is used and the seeds discarded.