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Tamarind-Date Dipping Sauce

  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • BASIC-EASY
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

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

  1. 1 cup pitted dates, chopped (5 ounces)
  2. 1 cup hot water
  3. 1/4 cup honey
  4. 2 tablespoons seedless tamarind concentrate
  5. Pinch of cayenne pepper
  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. Serve With Pan-Fried Potato Samosas