The Tamarind fruit is very acidic can be extremely sour by itself, but with a little preparation, you can have a delicious sweet and sour treat. Adding some powdered chili will give you some spice as well..
Lets get started..
Step 1: Gather your ingredients
Here is what you will need:
1 pound Tamarind pods
1 to 1 1/2 cups of water
2 1/2 cups sugar (save a 1/2 cup for later)
1 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 tablespoons Chile de arbol (optional and to taste) or cayenne