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Fresh Tamarind Ginger Lime Soda
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Fresh Tamarind Ginger Lime Soda

Tamarind is a sweet, tart, and creamy textured fruit in the shape of a bean. According to ayurvedic medicine as well as Indonesian jamu medicine tamarind is a natural tonic for indigestion, constipation, a stimulant for the liver, and can also be applied topically to soothe minor sunburns.

Tamarind fruits can be sweetened and consumed as a sweet-treat, or salted and boiled to make an amazing vegan soup broth.

In this recipe, I will combine three amazing tropical flavours which will cool you off on a hot summer day.

1 cup of fresh tamarind –shelled

1 inch knob of ginger, peeled.

The juice of 2 limes

2 cups of water

Sugar to taste

1 can of soda water

Cover the tamarind with water and boil for 5 minutes; this will dislodge the seeds. Pour liquid through a sieve into a pot or bowl and pick out all seeds, and save the pulp. Add the remaining pulp to the liquid and refrigerate till cool (1-2 hours).

Add the remaining ingredients to a blender, and blend together until it has a uniform consistency.

Fill half a glass with soda water, and half with tamarind lime juice. Serve. Ahhh, refreshing.

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  1. Carolyn
    I would just imagine that you are experiencing first hand foods that many Americans or Canadians may never see living in Bali. Personally, I had never heard of Tamarind. Thanks for the info!
    1. kristo
      I made this when I lived in Canada too! Tamarind is also popular in Mexico, India and other parts of south-east asia. If you are ever in an Asian, or Latin American grocery store you can find huge amounts of tamarind products. Tamarind paste (in a jar) is one of my favourite vegan soup broths. There is also tamarind candy a yummy tamarind pop from Mexico: "Jarritos Tamarindo"
      1. Akanksha
        I even had a tamarind tree in one of my previous houses :) Carolyn - You must try is very tasty!
        1. Carolyn
          Lots of interest in tamarind! Congrats for making Top Posts!
  2. The Hungry Hungry Herbivore
    This sounds amazing!!! Voted:)
  3. Akanksha
    Thanks Lapis..I didn't know tamarind has so many benefits..
  4. Roopam
    That's a totally refreshing and healthy mix lapis lazu:) Good one. Voted!
  5. Akanksha
    Congrats! Slow but steady..This one really needed to be in the Top Posts!
  6. BuddhasDelight
    three of my favorite things in one beverage, thanks! :)


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