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Tamar Al Hindi (Tamer Al Hindi) (Sweet Tamarind Drink)

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Tamar Al Hindi is a very popular sweet and sour Ramadan drink which is very refreshing. It is prepared with Tamarind, sugar and water.

Preparation Time: 08 Hours 15 minutes includes the time of soaking time of Tamarind Overnight

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Chilling Time in Refrigerator– 30 minutes

Serves: 5

Ingredients and Quantity:

Tamarind Pulp- 125 gm

Sugar- 175 gm. / or more if desired

Water- 1 litre

Rose water- 15 ml

Salt- a pinch

Ginger juice- 01 tsp.

Muslin / cheese cloth for straining: 1/4th metre 

Method:

Soak the Tamarind pulp in 750 ml. of water overnight. Mash it properly in the morning add Ginger juice to it. Add sugar, mix well to dissolve.

Bring it to a boil and then simmer it for 10 minutes. Remove and discard any foam that appears on the top. Add a pinch of salt. Mix. Switch off the flame.

Strain it through a cheese / muslin cloth.

Cool it down completely.

Refrigerate it to chill, till 30 minutes. You will find that it is very thick.

Pour it in a glass jug.

Add more chilled water i.e. 250 ml to dilute it .

Add rose water and mix.

Add the ice cubes and pour in the serving glasses and serve it chilled.

Chef Tips:

  1. You may add rose syrup i.e. 1/4th, if you want to have a deep red colour for this tongue tantalizing drink.
  2. You may make it instantly by just soaking the tamarind in water for 2 hours, but I suggest soaking it overnight, to extract maximum flavour from the tamarind.
  3. You may add a little green cardamom powder, if desired.
  4. You may skip adding the Ginger juice.
  5. You may garnish it with fresh mint leaves.

 

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