A tropical Asian evergreen tree (Tamarindus indica) having pinnately compound leaves, pale yellow flowers, and long pods containing small seeds embedded in an edible pulp.
The tamarind tree produces brown pods that are 2 to 6 inches(5 to 16 centimeters) long. The pods contain an acidic pulp that may be eaten fresh or used to make food, jams, sauces, syrups, and drinks. The seeds of the tamarind may be roasted and eaten. The tamarind grown as a shade tree in southern Florida, U.S.A.:-)
Tamarind chutney is very tasty and very very easy to prepare it goes with every thing, like dal chawal, roti, paratha, dosa etc...
4 green or red chillies
1/2 cup chopped coriander leafs
1/2 cup chopped puddina leafs
6 to 8 curry leafs
1/2 onion chopped
5 cloves garlic
1tbs cinnamon seeds
1/2 tbs black pepper seeds
Salt to taste .
Wash tamarind in hot water
Add all the ingredients, tamarind and salt in grinder, and grind to a smooth paste
Garnish with coriander leafs
Serve with anything as a side dish.