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tamarind sweet and sour drink recipe | imli masala drink | imli ka amlana | Indian tamarind drink is a peppy drink which can be served at any time of the day.

To make tamarind sweet and sour drink, combine the tamarind and ½ cup of water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside to soak for 1 hour. Squeeze out the pulp from soaked tamarind using your hands. Strain the tamarind pulp well using a strainer. Combine all the ingredients with the strained tamarind pulp and 1 cup of chilled water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add 3 cups of chilled water and mix well. Serve chilled.

Tamarind and jaggery are a well-known team, not only in Indian cuisine but in other parts of Asia too. We find the magic of this duo playing out in several chutneys and sweet-and-sour sauces. This imli masala drink is another chance to lose yourself in the reverberating flavours of tamarind, jaggery, rock salt and appropriate spice powders along with sugar.

This chatpata imli ka amlana is strongly influenced by the spice powders, and you will really feel the tingling sensation on your taste buds when you have it chilled.

Enjoy this refreshing Indian tamarind drink accompanied with mouth-watering snacks like bhajiya pav and moong sprouts and potato salli chaat.

Tips for tamarind sweet and sour drink. 1. This recipe makes use of dried tamarind and not fresh tamarind. 2. Use warm water for soaking tamarind, so as to get the maximum tamarind pulp. 3. Prefer to use your fingers to rub the tamarind mixture in the strainer. If you find the tamarind mixture to be pulpy, then keep pressing and crushing till all the pulp has been extracted. Add a tbsp. of water if required. It helps to extract the pulp. 4. You can make a batch of Tamarind pulp and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for around a week. In the deep freezer, it stays for 2 to 3 months. Before making the drink, thaw it and use it.

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Tamarind Sweet and Sour Drink, Imli Masala Drink recipe - How to make Tamarind Sweet and Sour Drink, Imli Masala Drink

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     5Makes 5 glasses
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Ingredients

For Tamarind Sweet and Sour Drink
1/4 cup tamarind (imli)
2 tbsp jaggery (gur)
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp rock salt (sendha namak)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
Method
    Method
  1. Combine the tamarind and ½ cup of water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside to soak for 1 hour.
  2. Squeeze out the pulp from soaked tamarind using your hands.
  3. Strain the tamarind pulp well using a strainer.
  4. Combine all the ingredients with the strained tamarind pulp and 1 cup of chilled water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add 3 cups of chilled water and mix well.
  6. Serve chilled.

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What is tamarind sweet and sour drink made of?

  1. Tamarind sweet and sour drink is made of 1/4 cup tamarind (imli), 2 tbsp jaggery (gur), 1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp rock salt (sendha namak), 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch).

Tips for tamarind sweet and sour drink

  1. This recipe makes use of dried tamarind and not fresh tamarind.
  2. Use warm water for soaking tamarind, so as to get the maximum tamarind pulp. 
  3. Prefer to use your fingers to rub the tamarind mixture in the strainer. If you find the tamarind mixture to be pulpy, then keep pressing and crushing till all the pulp has been extracted. Add a tbsp. of water if required. It helps to extract the pulp.
  4. You can make a batch of tamarind pulp and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for around a week. In the deep freezer, it stays for 2 to 3 months. Before making the drink, thaw it and use it. 

What is tamarind?

  1. Tamarind is a widely used spice-condiment in most south Asian cuisines including Indian and Thai cooking. 
  2. Tamarind grows in trees as a soft, dark brown coloured pod with black coloured seeds encased inside it. 
  3. The pod, which is soft, sticky and sour, is the part that is used in cooking. 
  4. The seeds are discarded. 

How to select tamarind

  1. Tamarind is available in markets all year round in small and big packets. Always check the seal of the packet. 
  2. If buying from bulk bins, make sure the bin was covered and free of dust and debris. 
  3. Check for the softness and freshness of tamarind by lightly pressing the packet. Do not buy tamarind that is too hard as it might not give enough pulp when soaked. 
  4. Check its colour. A newer stock of tamarind gives the food a more pleasant colour, while old tamarind results in a darker coloured food. 

How to make tamarind pulp

  1. To make tamarind pulp for tamarind sweet and sour drink recipe | imli masala drink | imli ka amlana | Indian tamarind drink, we need 1/4 cup tamarind (imli). This is how tamarind looks like. Check for the softness and freshness of tamarind by lightly pressing the packet. Do not buy tamarind that is too hard as it might not give enough pulp when soaked.
  2. Add ½ cup warm water to it. 
  3. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 minutes. 
  4. After 30 minutes, rub the tamarind well using your fingers till all the pulp has been extracted.
  5. Strain the imli pulp using a strainer in another deep bowl. The seeds and the tamarind mixture left behind in the strainer has to be discarded. 
  6. This is tamarind pulp after straining. Keep aside. 
     

How to make tamarind sweet and sour drink

  1. To make tamarind sweet and sour drink recipe | imli masala drink | imli ka amlana | Indian tamarind drink, add the prepared tamarind pulp in a mixer jar. 
  2. Add 2 tbsp jaggery (gur) to it. This balances the tanginess of the tamarind. 
  3. Add 1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder. This adds refreshing flavour.
  4. Add 1/2 cup sugar
  5. Add 1/2 tsp rock salt (sendha namak). This adds chatpata flavour.
  6. Add 1/2 tsp salt
  7. Add 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch). This further peps up the flavour of tamarind sweet and sour drink recipe | imli masala drink | imli ka amlana | Indian tamarind drink.
  8. Add 1 cup of chilled water for blending.
  9. Blend till smooth.
  10. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and add 3 cups of chilled water to make tamarind sweet and sour drink recipe | imli masala drink | imli ka amlana | Indian tamarind drink.
  11. Mix well and serve tamarind sweet and sour drink recipe | imli masala drink | imli ka amlana | Indian tamarind drink chilled.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per glass
Energy102 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates25.3 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium620.1 mg

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Tamarind Sweet and Sour Drink, Imli Masala Drink
5
 on 08 Apr 19 03:16 PM


This made for a very refreshing summer drink!! Thank you for sharing
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mischelle, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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09 Apr 19 09:17 AM
Tamarind Sweet and Sour Drink, Imli Masala Drink
5
 on 29 Mar 16 04:20 PM


Wow.. tamarind drink is just so refreshing.. didn''t think of making a drink with tamarind.. This is just perfect for summer.. I and my family enjoyed this.. This is a must try recipe..