Tambran or Tamarind Balls
A quick and no bake snack for the kids!
- 1 ½ lb. brown sugar approximately
- 1 lb tamarind pulp cleaned
- 3 tbsp flour optional
- Pepper to taste about 2 tsp.
- Salt to taste about ¼ tsp.
Place about 1 lb of the cleaned tamarind pulp in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste and about three tablespoons of sugar. Knead in the ingredients while separating the seeds. Sprinkle a little water over the tamarind ( very little ) to moisten it a bit.
According to how sour the tamarind is, more sugar may have to be used. Let taste be your guide.
(This step is optional). Add the flour (This helps the mixture to bind better). Knead the flour into the tamarind. If necessary add salt to adjust taste.
Roll into balls - about 2 inches in diameter. In a separate plate or bowl pour some sugar and roll the tamarind ball in it. Store in the refrigerator or in a cool area.