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|Phil, on 23/7/2017 05:44pm|
Just did this potato chaat yesterday, with the raita and the mango chutney. Delicious!
|Mamta, on 23/7/2017 06:45pm|
Great to know. It is simple, but nice. Next time, try to add a little tamarind chutney too :)
|Phil, on 24/7/2017 01:08pm|
Yes, I must get some dried tamarind next time I'm in Edinburgh.
I think the mango was more ripe than is called for, so the chutney was sweeter than it should have ben, but still very nice.
It's typical Sod's Law that, when I want a ripe mango for Madhur Jaffrey's Korean beef and mango recipe, I can't find one, but when I went looking for an unripe mango, the only ones they had were ripe!
|Mamta, on 25/7/2017 07:26am|
LIDL have ripe mango most of the year around.
For green coriander chutney, you can use any tart apple. I even add any oranges or plums or peaches to it that are going begging, any 'tart...ish' fruit is fine.
|Phil, on 27/7/2017 12:31pm|
Couldn't find dried tamarind.
My brother suggested a small jar of tamarind paste from Waitrose. Would that work?
A friend is growing tamarind in flower pots in her kitchen. Should she just dry out the tamarind root when it's ready, or grate it, or slice and pickle it?
|Mamta, on 28/7/2017 03:39pm|
Tamarind paste should work Phil. I just looked up Waitrose jar, it doesn't have anything added, so should be fine.
I have never used tamarind root, never seen anyone use it either in India, but of course I can't vouch for whole of India. I have used leaves, green pods and ripe pods, but never root, not that I can remember anyway! Sorry!
|Phil, on 29/7/2017 05:36pm|
My mistake, Mamta: I thought it was the root that was used, but I've now seen a block of tamarind, and I can see pods in there.
|Mamta, on 30/7/2017 06:19am|
If it is the fibrous variety of pods Phil, they can look a bit like roots :). I get this 'wet' tamarind, much easier and quicker to get flesh out of. It has fire and a lot of seeds removed. You can open a packet and squeeze out what you nee, repacking the rest in a small plastic bag and keep in the fridge. The flesh simply dissolves in water.
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