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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
    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
      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
        Akanksha
        I even had a tamarind tree in one of my previous houses :) Carolyn - You must try it...it is very tasty!
        1. Carolyn
          Carolyn
          Lots of interest in tamarind! Congrats for making Top Posts!
  2. The Hungry Hungry Herbivore
    This sounds amazing!!! Voted:)
  3. Akanksha
    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
    Akanksha
    Congrats! Slow but steady..This one really needed to be in the Top Posts!
  6. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    three of my favorite things in one beverage, thanks! :)

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