If you run out of tamarind while you are in the middle of preparing pad Thai or Indian curry, here’s how you can fool your taste buds for .
The best tamarind substitutes are pomegranate molasses, mango , Worcestershire sauce, marmalade, or ketchup. Certain ‘combination’ substitutes of tamarind include a blend of lime or lemon juice with sugar, white sugar with vinegar, raisins with , or dates with lemon juice.
Lemon or Lime Juice & Sugar
The sourness of lemon orand the sweetness of sugar is a perfect alternative for tangy tamarind. If you have to substitute one tablespoon of tamarind, use half a tablespoon of lemon or lime juice with half a tablespoon of sugar.
Made from dried unripe and a half teaspoons each of mango powder and water (for moisture) to replace one teaspoon of tamarind., mango powder (amchur or amchoor) is the second-best tamarind substitute. This is usually available in powdered form.Use one
is a concentrated syrup of . Use the same amount of this substitute as the tamarind in your dish.
Although slightly different in taste, citrus marmalade has the same texture as tamarind paste and can be a good substitute. Use equal measures for the desired taste.
White Wine and Sugar
A combination of white wine and sugar provides the sweet and sour taste of tamarind.
You can use a dash of ketchup or an equal amount of Worcestershire sauce (Worcester sauce) in place of tamarind.
Finish preparing your Indian curry with no tamarind substitute worry!