Tamarind Recipes

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Indian Recipes

Tamarind Sauce Fish Curry

Rating: Unrated
6
Indian-style tangy fish curry. This is famous Chepala Pulusu from Andhra.
Thai Recipes

Authentic Pad Thai

Rating: Unrated
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Inspired by the pad thai at Thai Tom, this recipe features a tamarind paste, vinegar, sugar, and fish sauce mixture over perfectly stir-fried eggs, chicken breast, and rice noodles, garnished with peanuts, chives, and fresh bean sprouts.
Indian Recipes

Black Chana with Potato

Rating: Unrated
2
Classic Indian Kala Chana recipe. A bit tart, but very wholesome. Great source of protein for a vegans. Can be served with either chapati/roti or basmati rice.
Chutney

Sweet Tamarind Chutney

Rating: Unrated
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This is an East Indian sweet tamarind chutney.
Thai Recipes

Chicken Massaman Curry

Rating: Unrated
125
This curry, flavored with tamarind and coconut milk, is ready in under an hour. Serve over plain white rice.
Thai Recipes

Classic Chicken Pad Thai

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1
Make authentic Thai noodles at home with this chicken pad Thai recipe. The sauce is made from scratch using Thai favorites like fish sauce, tamarind paste, and shrimp paste.
Malaysian Recipes

Penang Pork Satay

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I'm not exactly sure how much pork satay they eat in Penang, but I'm confident that your average pork-loving Malaysian would enjoy this explosive combination of flavors. Use a fairly large chunk of pork, because it doesn't take long to develop that beautifully brown, crusty exterior on the grill. Or in a broiler turned to high. Or in the oven at 500 degrees! Serve over rice with peanut sauce and cucumber salad.
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Indonesian Recipes

Chef John's Beef Rendang

Rating: Unrated
13
The sauce in this amazing Indonesian curry might be invisible, but you'll know it's there. As it reduces, the water evaporates, leaving behind the fat and flavor that make this dish so unique and addictive. Originally, cooking meat this way helped preserve it in hot and humid Indonesia. Turns out, people continued making it long after refrigeration came around. Serve with steamed rice, garnished with cilantro and lime if desired.
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Broth and Stocks

Fish Sinigang (Tilapia) - Filipino Sour Broth Dish

Rating: Unrated
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A very simple and quick Filipino dish. This is a sour broth soup with tilapia fish fillets. The flavor is sour but it actually enhances your appetite. This is considered comfort food in my house.
Cream Soups

Mulligatawny Soup II

Rating: Unrated
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Literally meaning pepper water. Mulligatawny Soup is an Anglo-Indian invention. Created by servants for the English Raj who demanded a soup course from a cuisine that had never produced one. You can make this soup a day ahead and you can add chicken pieces in the soup as well.
By MC
Filipino Recipes

Sinigang na Bangus (Filipino Milkfish in Tamarind Broth)

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1
In this Filipino fish recipe, bangus (milkfish) is stewed in a flavorful, slightly sour tamarind broth with lots of vegetables, an all-time favorite.
Chicken Appetizers

Marty's Thai Chicken Satay

Rating: Unrated
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This is my own take on the classic Thai chicken satay! It's yum!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Tamarind Agua Fresca

"So delicious and refreshing! I used homemade tamarind paste to make this Agua Fresca. It's just like the one I used to drink in Mexico when I was little." – Jenny Aleman

Chef John's Singapore Chili Crabs

See how to make these spicy and delicious crabs, Singapore-style. They're flavored with tamarind, ginger, garlic, chiles, soy sauce, and cilantro.

Singapore Chili Crabs

Rating: Unrated
6

Living in San Francisco, I've had more than my fair share of crab, prepared in more ways than I can remember. I've never enjoyed it more than in this Singapore-style chili crabs recipe. Just be sure to have lots of napkins around. My friends in Singapore tell me they serve this with at least twice the amount of sauce, and a type of fried roll to soak up the goodness with. So, if you want to rock the chili crab like a Singaporean, then you should probably double the sauce ingredients!