• 3 Tb Tamarind
  • 3 Tb Jaggery (unrefined cane sugar from India. You can also use brown sugar, but the Jaggery has a distinct and rich flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala (you can buy this from any grocery store or Indian market, or you can make it yourself by combining peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, cumin and cardamom)
  • A pinch of red chilli powder
  • 2 cups of water


  1. This recipe is as simple as placing all the ingredients in a pot, bringing them to a bowl and then letting the contents reduce by half. This should take about 10 minutes. To increase the portion size - double the all the ingredients except for the spices…don't double the spices, as it will be too strong. Each time you double the recipe, only increase the amount of spice by 1/4.