Another method to make Tamarind Paste at home, which can be substituted for pastes purchased at shops. This paste or the other Tamarind Paste which is made traditionally, eases the work while cooking. In this fast forward world one need to do things in a faster pace. These also help those who have doubts in their cooking or for those who are not so confident as to how things need to be done properly.
Take a kg of tamarind, cover it with water, add 50 gms kulambu/ sambar powder, 50 gms salt, 5-6 pinches asafetida, a spring curry leaves and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Strain out solids. Bottle the pulpy paste. Lasts for ever refrigerated. Use this in place of store bought paste for making the following