Tamarind

Tamarind pods contain the seeds of the tamarind tree, along with a sweet, sour paste (called the pulp), which is widely used in Thai cuisine. Before using the pulp, the tamarind seeds and the shell casing must be removed. It is used as seasoning in soups and stews, as a dessert, candied, pickled or fresh, and is very popular in Thailand. It may be found freshly imported in Asian food outlets in Europe. The pulp is available in different forms such as a paste or dried granules.

Thai: MaKham - มะขาม

Tamarinde in Thailand
Tamarinde in Thailand 1

Tamarind on Wikipedia

posted on: 27.09.2012 - last update on: 22.12.2012

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