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                          Indian Tamarind Chutney
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Chutneys
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      teaspoon      tamarind cake
      3/4  cup           boiling water
      1/3  cup           raisins
    1      tablespoon    sugar
    1      teaspoon      roasted -- ground cumin seeds
    1      teaspoon      lemon juice
      1/4  teaspoon      red chile pepper (hot) up to 1/2 tsp.
                         salt to taste
 
 Combine tamarind and boiling water; let soak for at least 1 hour.
 
 Soak the raisins in 1/3 cup hot water for 1 hour.  Puree the raisins in a
 blender and set aside.
 
 Squeeze the tamarind with fingers to break it up; push through a sieve held
 over a bowl, rubbing as much of the pulp through as possible.
 
 Scrape the back of the sieve to collect all the pulp remaining there.  Stir
 in the pureed raisins and all the remaining ingredients.  Blend the mixture
 well, cover and let stand at room temperature for several hours.
 
 Serve with fried foods and savory pastries.  It will keep in the
 refrigerator several days.
 
 Variation:  Add thin slices of 1 banana and serve as a relish.
 
 
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