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Tamarind Sauce

  • Author: Suwanee
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 oz 1x


Tamarind Sauce is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make in your kitchen. It seems so simple but yet, Tamarind Sauce is such an important ingredient used regularly in many Thai recipes.



4 oz tamarind paste

1 1/2 cup hot water


  1. Cut out 1/4 of a chunk of the block. Usually around 3.5-4 oz of it. 
  2. Boil some hot water ahead of time and place the cut out chunk in a bowl.
  3. Pour hot water over the paste and let it sit for 15 minutes.You can either use a fork or your fingers to mesh the paste into a soft texture and breakup all the veins of the paste of the tamarind. 
  4. Once all the left over parts are softened, pour the entire thing into a fine mesh strainer and scrape out all the sauce into a jar. Close the lid and refrigerate for up to 7 days.


That's it! The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 

  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Homemade
  • Cuisine: Thai Food

Keywords: Tamarind. Tamarind paste.Tamarind sauce. Tamarind juice