It's really simple to make and is really popular in Latin America.
To make this your gonna need:
Since this agua fresca is super easy. I felt I didn't need a actually recipe. It's up to you really up to you.
If your having trouble finding the pods head to your local Mexican/Latin food store or shop online.
Step 1: Cleaning the Pods
Here's a small tip that makes it go a little quicker.
When your at the store picking them out. Make sure to pick out the fresh ones, they peel alot easier. How can you tell there fresh? Break a little piece of the shell, the flesh should look fresh and plump.
The ones I have in the pot weren't fresh. There not bad but as you can see its alot harder to peel. Also you can soak the pods if you really want to take it all off.
Step 2: Boil and Steep Your Tamarind
Grab your seeds and throw them in your favorite pot and fill it with water, bring it to a boil. Let it boil for around 10 to 15 mins.
Next pour everything into a bowl and let it steep and cool down completely, about 20-30 mins.
Step 3: Remove the Seeds and Veins
Squeeze and remove the seed from the flesh until every bit is removed. It should slide right off and soon as you apply pressure.
Now you should have a big bowl of concentrate, your almost done.