Sweet and Sour Tamarind Sauce

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This is my version of a popular sauce that can be tweaked in a lot of ways to suit one's taste, either more to the sweet side or sour side. It's great with small fried items, like fried tofu, egg rolls, or samosas.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons tamarind powder

  • ¼ teaspoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

  • ¼ cup sliced red onion

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat water in a saucepan over low heat. Dissolve sugar and tamarind powder in warm water; add soy sauce, peanuts, and red onions. Increase heat to medium-high and cook until onions become slightly translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Stir cilantro into the sauce; continue cooking until thickened to your liking, 5 to 7 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 36mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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