Sweet Tamarind & Seeds
I love sweet tamarind and toasted tamarind seeds. My dad eats sweet tamarind with sticky rice as an appetizer and dessert but I like tamarind plain.
Sweet Tamarind may be purchased at Asian supermarkets. Take one tamarind pod and break the shell. Remove the shell and the strings. Eat the tamarind pulp but do not eat the tamarind seeds yet. Place the tamarind seeds in a pan over medium heat. Shake the seeds occasionally while toasting the seeds for five minutes. Once the seeds cool, crack the outer shell using your teeth and remove the outer shell with your hands. You must first toast the seeds or the shell will be difficult to crack. Do not eat the shell but carefully chew on the hard tamarind seed.
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