Tamar Hindi (Tamarind Drink)

A drink made of tamarind popular during the fasting season of ramadan in the middle east.

This chilled tamarind juice is a little sweet and a little tangy but seriously refreshing.

Tamarind drink or as we call it in the Middle East “Tamr-hindi ” is a popular drink prepared from the tamarind wet pulp with water and sugar.

Tamarind is an excellent source of vitamin B, C, potassium, magnesium, iron, thiamine, phosphorus, riboflavin, and fiber. Tamarind is believed to lower the risk of diabetes, aids weight loss, boosts digestion and also prevents chronic diseases.

Enjoy the health benefits of tamarind (sweet and sour drink)  as a refreshing chilled drink.


1 packet 350g tamarind.

2 liter of cold water.



1- In a deep pot or glass bowl, cut up tamarind paste to relatively small pieces.

2-Pour in cold water, cover for 8 hours, try to stir a couple of times in between. (If you are in a hurry you can use hot water and this will cut the soaking time to 4 hours.)

3- Strain the mixture to get a smooth texture. Use sieve.

4- Add sugar to your liking and mix in a blender. Pour in a cups with some ice.

5- Pour in cups with ice cubes or chilled.


Hamsa Zughib