How to Make Tamarind Candy


  • Ripe tamarind 100 pcs
  • Sugar
  • water


  1. Peel whole ripe tamarind and arrange well in a deep enamel basin.
  2. Prepare syrup by using one part and one part water. Pour syrup while hot to cover tamarind.
  3. Allow tamarind to soak in one day.
  4. Drain off syrup and cover with freshly prepared syrup made of two parts sugar and one part water.
  5. Soak for two to three days.
  6. Continuously change the syrup until the tamarind becomes sweet enough.
  7. Carefully arrange sweetened tamarind in racks and dry.
  8. Cover screen wire to keep off insects.
  9. Finish the drying in an oven or solar drier at low temperature.
  10. Wrap individually.

source: DOST-Region X

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