A DELIA SMITH ‘CHEAT’ INGREDIENT… tart, fruity flavour provides essential ‘tartness’ in many indonesian and asian dishes: curries, soups, marinades, pickles and chutneys. used in asia similar to the way lemon juice is used in the west.
- Featured in Delia’s ‘Goan Lamb Xacuti’ recipe – ‘Delia’s How to Cheat at Cooking’ p143
the tamarind tree yields long seed pods with a hard, brown shell. contained within these pods are up to 12 seeds, surrounded by an edible sweet & sour fleshy pulp. the name ‘Tamarind’ is of Arabic origin, meaning ‘date of India’.
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