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Ribbit
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Getting a little bored with salmon and steamed green beans.  I checked out some Indian cookbooks from the library and am delighted to find some interesting recipes with neat spices.  But does anybody know anything about tamarind?  Is it good, bad, neutral?


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According to typebase, tamarind is an avoid for type A & O regardless of secretor status.


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Oh.  THanks.  Somehow I missed it in the list.

Does anybody know of a substitute?  I know it's kind of sour/bitter.  Has anybody tried making a substitute out of something like mashed butternut squash or mashed carrots with some lemon or lime juice?  Ideas?


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it is listed under beans, that is why you missed it.....
use some plums perhaps.....


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Quoted from Ribbit

Does anybody know of a substitute? I know it's kind of sour/bitter.


You could use the Japanese umeboshi plums. However, I don't know whether they are beneficial, neutral or avoid.
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right but plums are and have no avoids!

I believe umeboshi is used by quite a few on this board.


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I was going to suggest umeboshi plums but they are more salty than sour. I love the paste.


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Getting a little bored with salmon and steamed green beans. I checked out some Indian cookbooks from the library and am delighted to find some interesting recipes with neat spices. But does anybody know anything about tamarind? Is it good, bad, neutral?


Dear Ribbit,

The use of tamarind in South/SouthEast Asian cooking can be replaced with lemon/lime juice. But please make sure that the lemon/lime juice is added after the dish has been prepared and cooled down somewhat. Otherwise it turns the dish bitter.

When tamarind is used, it's the pulp that's used, not the bean. Therefore, I feel that tamarind pulp cannot be rated the same way as the bean.

There are many varieties of tamarind, but it's seldom you will find one that has a bitter taste to it. Usually it's tart-sour, sometimes sweet-sour. A little goes a long way.

I personally dont substitute tamarind with LJ, coz I dont like to compromise on flavours. But if tamarind isnt available, well, then it's a different scenario.

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I never knew one could eat the bean!!!

can you soak those and cook them once you ve peeled the tamarind and used the pulp?

down here, those seeds, or beans, or however you call them, that are left over, are thrown away!


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I never knew one could eat the bean!!!

can you soak those and cook them once you ve peeled the tamarind and used the pulp?

down here, those seeds, or beans, or however you call them, that are left over, are thrown away!


Lola, the tamarind is water resistant and doesnt soak. Those days when we cooked meals using firewood, we would throw these seeds into the cooking pit and it would get roasted (charred actually). And the skin would come off easily when they were fished out and cooled. The creamy white beans are quite tasty, but looking back it did give a lot of gas . We were allowed to eat them may be once a year during long school holidays in Apr-May.



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fascinating!!
well now they ve become avoids for me, but I would have never known those left over seeds could be eaten, too!

tamarind pulp candy is very popular here.........had never seen those seeds being eaten!


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Well, I was introduced to the "bean" when we lived in Miami.  There was a tamarind tree in the park we frequented and a friend had me try one.  It was pretty bad, but the paste might not be....I will experiment and see what I can come up with.  Thanks for suggestions.


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