as featured on Raffy's Live by Request, Air Supply episode
If using fresh tamarind:
1. Wash tamarind and place in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until soft and outer skins begin to burst.
2. With a fork, mash tamarinds. In a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl, pour tamarind and liquid. Continue to mash with a fork, returning some of the liquid into the strainer once or twice, to fully extract juice. Discard seeds and skins. Add tamarind juice in place of tamarind base powder.
If using fresh tamarind leaves:
Strip tamarind leaves from stems and discard stems. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the leaves to release some of its juices. Add to pot in place of pickled young tamarind leaves.
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