• Takkar Recipe


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    Takkar is a sweet, sour and spicy dessert made from Tamarind paste. Tamarind has a sweet and sour flavour. 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.

    On that day, it is served as a dessert after dinner which consists of 7 curries along with Puri and Rice served on banana leaves. It is effective for digestion. It is a traditional Mauritian dessert. We know about sweet dessert, sour dessert, sweet and sour dessert but this one is sweet, sour and spicy. It is very tasty and I know you will love it too.

    Takkar Recipe

    • 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)


    Royal Albert Canada
    1. Make a paste with the tamarind and 1/2 cup of water and take out the seeds.
    2. Heat the ghee in a saucepan.
    3. Put the red dried chillies, big anise powder and cumin powder in the ghee.
    4. Let it fry for some seconds.
    5. Add the tamarind paste and sugar.
    6. Stir the paste till it is thick.
    7. Take out from heat and let it cool down.
    8. It can be preserved in fridge for a week.


    ~ 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.

    Royal Doulton Canada