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Tamarind, extracted from the pod-like fruits of the tamarind tree, is a sweet-sour pulp that tastes similar to lemons and dates. It's incredibly versatile – try it in a prawn curry, pad Thai or aubergine pickle.

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  • Tamarind aubergine with black rice, mint & feta

    Tamarind aubergine with black rice, mint & feta

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Aim to impress vegetarian dinner party guests with a modern meat-free main, flavoured with tangy tamarind paste, chilli and sesame seeds

  • Tamarind prawn curry

    Tamarind prawn curry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Our tamarind prawn curry will quickly become a family favourite. It's quick, healthy and low in fat and calories

  • Apple, date & tamarind chutney served in a jar

    Apple, date & tamarind chutney

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Add tamarind to this chutney for a lovely lip-puckering sourness. Fill a couple of jars and give away to your favourite cheese lovers at Christmas

  • Tamarind squash & halloumi skewers

    Tamarind squash & halloumi skewers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Do something different with barbecued halloumi. Marinated in spices, these cheese and butternut squash skewers are an irresistible mix of sweet and savoury

  • Nasi lemak served on a decorative plate

    Nasi lemak

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy Singaporean-style nasi lemak, with fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk, sambal (chilli sauce), a fried egg and a crunchy anchovy and peanut topping

  • Spicy tamarind prawns

    Spicy tamarind prawns

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Spicy tamarind paste, a zesty lime mayo and chilli prawns make this 15-minute meal something special. Try this quick and refreshing midweek supper for two

  • Tomato & tamarind fish curry

    Tomato & tamarind fish curry

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.8 ratings

    Use a sustainable white fish like hake and serve up this healthy, Indian spice-pot with green beans and coriander

  • One sticky tamarind tomato & spinach whirl

    Sticky tamarind tomato & spinach whirl

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Try this riff on a Greek spanakopita. With a sticky-sweet, spiced and tangy twist, it's a spectacular veggie centrepiece for any special occasion

  • Tamarind chickpeas

    Tamarind chickpeas

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.24 ratings

    Tamarind and fennel seeds complement each other in this vegetarian dish from Uttar Pradesh

  • New potato & tamarind salad

    New potato & tamarind salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.10 ratings

    Tamarind is commonly used to flavour potatoes in India, and makes this low-fat salad authentic and punchy

  • Coconut & tamarind chicken curry

    Coconut & tamarind chicken curry

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.10 ratings

    This creamy tropical Indian one-pot is perfect for an informal, help-yourself dinner party with friends

  • Tamarind chicken with golden mash

    Tamarind chicken with golden mash

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.16 ratings

    The tang of tamarind works really well with creamy mash, spiced up with curry paste

  • Next level pad Thai served in a bowl

    Next level pad Thai

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.12 ratings

    Take the classic pad Thai to new levels, adding king prawns and tofu, pickled turnip and tamarind paste - a dish for two that's packed with flavour

  • A bowl filled with khatti dhal with a spoon on the side

    Khatti dhal

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.21 ratings

    Serve this tasty, healthy dhal as a vegetarian main meal or side dish. Adding tamarind to the lentils delivers fabulous sweet and sour flavour

  • A serving dish with 3 portions of Indian spiced salmon

    Indian spiced salmon

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.16 ratings

    Spice up your salmon for an easy midweek meal with a bit of wow factor, or even for a casual dinner party. Indian spices and tamarind bring depth of flavour

  • A serving board with crab curry, rice and crabs legs

    Crab curry

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Use pots of white and brown crabmeat, or pick the meat from fresh crab for this tasty Sri Lankan crab curry. Tamarind adds a lovely sweet and sour note

  • Cauliflower & tomato curry

    Cauliflower & tomato curry

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.13 ratings

    This filling vegetarian curry is flavoured with green chillies and tamarind - use curry paste or a garam masala for a midweek cheat

  • Ayam Kapitan (Captain’s curry)

    Ayam Kapitan (Captain’s curry)

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This moreish and authentic Malaysian chicken curry combines tangy tamarind and creamy coconut milk for a real depth of flavour

  • Prawn & pomelo salad

    Prawn & pomelo salad

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Seafood matches perfectly with bittersweet citrus fruit, like pomelo or grapefuit. Add chilli and a tamarind dressing for a bold Thai salad

  • Chicken tikka burgers

    Chicken tikka burgers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    This Indian dish is traditionally cooked in a clay oven, but works on the barbecue too- try with homemade tamarind chutney and herb salad

  • Aubergine pickle

    Aubergine pickle

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Use up a glut of aubergines in this Indian-spiced chutney with tamarind, ginger and mustard seeds

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