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Sweet and Sour Tamarind Sauce
from Asha Kumar - Detroit, Michigan, USA

This sauce can be used with a wide range of snacks, like cutlets, samosas, chips etc.
It's easy to make and has a great taste.

  • 6 tblsp tamarind extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tblsp sugar
  • 2 tblsp chilli powder (2 tblsp?!)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder --- available in Indian stores
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup plain water
  • 5 cleaned and finely cut mint leaves
Keep a small frying pan on medium heat.
Add water and tamarind extract and boil until the raw smell is gone.

Add all other ingredients and slowly cook the mixture on low heat until it is thick.
Keep stirring during this process.

Remove from heat, let cool and garnish with finely cut mint leaves.