I had a lot of Tamarind at home .I feel more comfortable using the tamarind paste, So a friend showed me how to make this paste.This can be used for making pulihora and also in any recipe that calls for tamarind.Thanks S for patiently telling me how to make it.
1 Pound Tamarind
1 Tbsp Turmeric
1 Tbsp Salt
Soak the Tamarind in very little water for 1 -2 hrs.
Take a colander and squeeze the Tamarind and extract the thick juice.
Repeat the processes again with a little fresh water.
Heat the tamarind extract along with salt and turmeric.
Let the mixture boil until all the water has evaporated and the tamarind extract has become a thick paste.
Let the paste cool down and then store in an air tight container.