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Ripe Tamarind and Palm Sugar Juice

Ripe Tamarind and Palm Sugar Juice
"Ripe Tamarind and Palm sugar juice" is a quick and easy thirst quencher. Navarathri is approaching and you can please your family and friends with this drink. Ripe tamarind has a good amount of iron content , thiamin and phosphorous.

I got a packet of Ripe Tamarind & Palm during my recent visit to Bali. It has an equal proportion of sweet and sour taste. It is different from the regular Indian tamarind which we use for Sambhar and Rasam.
Even though I had got this in Bali, I had seen Ripe Tamarind in Singapore in many grocery shops. For those from India, I saw this in Amazon India Click on the link Related Posts:
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Benefits
Relives Constipation
Good for those with peptic ulcers
Good for diabetes (You may ignore the palm sugar )
Good for patients with heart disease.

Ingredients (Refer Video)
Ripe & Sweet Tamarind  - 5
Water – 800 ml
Ginger – 2 inch piece
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt to taste
Coconut Palm Sugar – 1 tblsp (or as per your taste)

Preparation
1.       To begin making the Ripe Tamarind & Palm Sugar Juice, start by removing the shell of the tamarind & discard the husks & thick fiber like veins. Tiny husks can be ignored as we are going to strain them. Refer my video
2.       Grate 2 inch ginger add it to the tamarind.
3.       Take a heavy bottom vessel and heat 400 ml of water. Make it to boil.
4.       To remove the line of seeds covered by the tamarind pulp, soak the tamarind in hot water for 2 hours. This also helps the ginger to get infused to the drink and you would not find any ginger pieces in the drink.
5.       After 2 hours, extract the pulp by squeezing and straining with a filter.
6.       Dilute the juice by adding 400ml of more water.
7.       Add lemon juice, salt and grated palm sugar to the juice. Adjust the sweetness by adding more palm sugar. Salt is added to lower the acidity and it is optional.
8.       Stir well. Pour into glasses and serve with ice cubes.

Measurements
1 tsp = 5ml
1 tblsp – 15 ml
1 cup = 200 ml