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tamarind paste recipe, how to make tamarind paste at home

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Recipe for making home made tamarind pulp from scratch. Making Homemade tamarind paste is very easy to make and has a very long shelf life.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


  • 250 grams Tamarind, cleaned
  • 500 ml water


  1. Take the tamarind and break the tamarind block into bits. Try removing the seeds and the thick fiber as much as possible. Set aside. Discard the seeds and fibre.
  2. Take a pressure cooker and add in the cleaned tamarind and water. Cook for 15 minutes in low flame. After 15 minutes, remove from heat and wait for the pressure to release naturally.
  3. Wait for the tamarind mixture to cool slightly. Blend to a puree and bottle it and use it as required.


This recipe has been adapted from the OPOS cooking manual written by Ramakrishnan.
The term OPOS and One Pot One Shot are registered trademarks owned by Mr.Ramakrishnan. The recipes have been adapted using his OPOS principle. They are used in Kannamma Cooks with prior permission.

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Basics
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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