The flesh inside tamarind pods has a similar look and taste to dates but isn't as sweet. Find loads of Indian and Thai recipes that use tamarind paste, tamarind juice or tamarind extract including curries, chutneys and pickles.

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    55 reviews

    This is my all time favourite curry to make; it's pungent flavour wins me over every time. You can use beef if you like, but it often takes a little longer to cook, so just leave it simmering for another 20 minutes or until the meat melts in your mouth. I also suggest that you make this 2 days in advance as the flavours will develop and the curry will become even more delicious!

    Recipe by: heymrleej

    82 reviews

    Literally meaning "pepper water", mulligatawny soup is an Anglo-Indian invention. It was created by servants to the Raj, who demanded a soup course from a culture that had never produced one. You can make this soup a day ahead and add diced chicken for a hearty meal.

    Recipe by: Michelle Chen

    3 reviews

    Once all the vegetables and the sauce have been prepared, this stir-fry can be cooked in minutes. It is an ideal quick midweek meal, packed with ingredients that taste good and that are good for you too.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    1 review

    Authentic and delicious tandoori chicken isn't hard to master -- this tandoori chicken recipe is simple and unbelievably tasty.

    Recipe by: manju

    116 reviews

    This Thai curry, flavoured with tamarind and coconut milk, is ready in under an hour. Serve over plain white rice.

    Recipe by: pct2

    2 reviews

    Tangy tamarind and lemongrass infuse a Thai-inspired sauce for tender strips of beef and fine rice noodles. Chilli brings a little heat. With mange-tout and baby sweetcorn adding pleasing colour and crunch, as well as all-important vegetable balance, this is a quick and easy dish that is a meal in itself.

    Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

    1 review

    This is a basic Massaman curry recipe that calls for beef, but you can use cubed chicken breast or thigh, or lamb just as well. Use your favourite Massaman curry paste, and you'll be rewarded with a delicious Southern Thai curry that is easy to make!

    Recipe by: VAL_51

    10 reviews

    This tangy, sour rice is easy to make and one of my favourites. It's long grain rice spiced with mustard seed, cumin seed, fresh curry leaves, turmeric, tamarind and lime for something delightfully different!

    Recipe by: sree

    2 reviews

    An authentic rendition of Malaysian beef rendang, complete with the flavours of coconut, lemongrass, kaffir lime, cinnamon and star anise. Sourcing the ingredients may require some effort, but it'll all be worth it after that first exquisite bite!

    Recipe by: Suhara

    1 review

    This delicious Sri Lankan chicken curry recipe is perfect to warm you up on a chilly winter evening and will bring the whole family to the table. The recipe is specifically designed for those with diabetes by the ingenious Anita-Clare who’s successfully combined great flavours with healthy ingredients for an amazing dish!

    Recipe by: BCSubmit

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