Tamarind Juice
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Refreshing, sweet and acidic tamarind juice or agua de tamarindo. It’s an easy drink with a ton of health benefits
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian, Venezuelan
Keyword: agua de tamarindo, tamarind juice
Servings: 8 glasses
Ingredients
  • 25 tamarind pods (5 oz tamarind pulp)
  • 1,5 liters of water (6 ½ cups)
  • ½ cup brown sugar (optional)
  • Ice (optional)
Instructions
With the tamarind pods
  1. Peel the tamarind pods and remove the veins.
  2. Boil 500 ml of water (2 ½ cups) and add the tamarind pods. Cook for 15 minutes until the pulp is soft and it starts dissolving in the water. Let it cool completely.
  3. With your hand, separate the seeds from the pulp. The pulp must be soft enough, so this should be an easy process.
  4. Blend the pulp and then strain it to remove excess fiber.
With the pulp
  1. Soak the 5 oz tamarind block into 250 ml of water (1 cup). Let it absorb the water for 5 minutes and with your hand dissolve the block to create a paste.
Tamarind juice.
  1. In a jar mix the rest of the water with the tamarind pulp.
  2. Optionally add ice and sugar (or any sweetener)