Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe

Handy tamarind paste preserve to make your mornings and weeknight dinners easy

Pooja Thakur
Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe
2713 ratings.

We always buy tamarind paste from market but it is very easy to make it at home.Try this Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe once at home. You can well preserve tamarind paste in refrigerator for about a month in air tight jar. Prepare this tamarind paste to use it as and when needed. Many of the Indian curries and most of the South Indian Sambar recipes include this tamarind paste as an ingredient.

You can also use in

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  2. Tamarind Chilli Potato Recipe
  3. Maharashtrian Golyachi Amti Recipe (Besan Balls In Tamarind Based Spicy Gravy)
  4. Coriander Tamarind Millet Rice Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Prep in

90 M

Cooks in

17 M

Total in

107 M


20-30 Servings


  • 500 grams Tamarind
  • Water , as required

How to make Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe

  1. To begin making the Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe, heat about 2-3 cups of water in a saucepan. Make sure that water should be hot enough and not just warm.

  2. Add Tamarind in 1-1/2 cup hot water and keep rest of the water aside(we'll be needing that later)

  3. keep it aside for an hour or till tamarind turns soft.

  4. Squeeze off the tamarind well.

  5. Pass the squeezed tamarind through a strainer to a heavy bottomed pan.

  6. Discard the seeds and rest of the discard which is left over in strainer.

  7. Add the pulp back to the first pot in which we added tamarind and water.Now do the same process,add water to the tamarind pulp.

  8. Keep it aside for 10 minutes, squeeze it again and pass it through strainer.

  9. Now you'll find thick paste. (If not then you can repeat same process one more time).

  10. Boil the paste on a medium heat for 4-5 minutes but make sure that it does not get burnt, keep stirring it in between.

  11. turn off the flame and cool the tamarind paste down and store it in a glass jar and refrigerate.

  12. Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe can stay good for a month in a glass jar. Make sure that the jar is airtight and use a clean and dry spoon every time you use the paste. You can use the tamarind paste as and when required.