Tamarind Balls

Photo by Carlington Wilmot

Summer/Fall 2006

  • 2 cups tamarind pulp
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cups sugar


  1. Remove tamarind from shell and remove seeds to make pulp.
  2. Boil pulp in a pot of salted water until soft.
  3. Allow to cool completely. Drain water.
  4. Add pepper and sugar until mixture is firm enough to form into balls.
  5. Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in additional white sugar.
  6. Wrap in waxed paper until ready to eat.

Serves 2 to 4.

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