There are many foods that provide delicious flavour as well as benefits to our body and skin. Tamarind or Imli is also very good for health be it with helping to boost the immunity or keeping up a good digestion or even keeping away heart problems. It is found in almost every Indian household. Moreover, there are a lot of ways to include this ingredient in your diet. Here are 5 very easy and basic ways to make use of tamarind:
1. Tamarind chutney
It can be consumed with snacks and even your main course. There are a lot of ways to make this chutney. You can add various other ingredients like honey. So, consume it in the best form you like.
2. Tamarind Sharbat
This is a sweet, spicy and tangy drink. This is made using tamarind, coriander leaves and a few spices. This creates a perfect balance between taste and health. In fact, you can make a tamarind Sharbat conveniently at home.
This is a very popular lentil soup (dal). This is not only good for health but also tastes very good. It is made using arhat dal (pigeon peas), tamarind pulp, sambhar masala, curry leaves and a variety of vegetables. It can be consumed along with idli, dosa as well as rice.
4. Tamarind rice
These are very light but are filling as well as good in taste. You can make tamarind rice at home and the flavour will be very tangy. You can consume it in your meal, even without any curry.
These were some ways to incorporate tamarind in your diet. Try these and enjoy the taste as well as added benefits along with it!
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