Takkar is a sweet, sour and spicy dessert made from Tamarind paste. In fact, how to make Takkar is what most of you must be looking for, right? As you already know that tamarind has a sweet and sour flavour, thus, it is the right fruit to make takkar with. It is often used in chutneys, as juice, in curries and sauce. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is normally served on the eve of Hindus Weddings in Mauritius.
- Serves: 6 persons
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 100 gms Tamarind
- 1/2 teaspoon of Cumin powder
- 2 dried red Chillies (cut into pieces)
- 50 gms Sugar
- 1 teaspoon of big Anise powder
- 1 tablespoon of Ghee (Clarified Butter)
- Make a paste with the tamarind and 1/2 cup of water and take out the seeds.
- Heat the ghee in a saucepan.
- Put the red dried chillies, big anise powder and cumin powder in the ghee.
- Let it fry for some seconds.
- Add the tamarind paste and sugar.
- Stir the paste till it is thick.
- Take out from heat and let it cool down.
- It can be preserved in fridge for a week.
Benefits of Tamarind
~ It reduces fever and protects against colds.
~ It helps digestion and treats bile disorders.
~ It lowers cholesterol and eases sore throat.
In general, it helps to keep you healthy.
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