Tamarind-Date Dipping Sauce

Serve this tangy sauce with Akasha's spicy samosas or with pappadams, the Indian fried-lentil wafers.


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  • Servings: Makes 1 1/2 cups
KEY: Winter, Asian, Indian, Sauces & Condiments, Basic/Easy, Healthy, Make Ahead, Vegetarian

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  • 1 cup pitted dates, chopped (5 ounces)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons seedless tamarind concentrate
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the dates with the water, honey, tamarind and cayenne and simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and puree until smooth. Serve warm.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Rewarm before serving.

Published January 2004

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