Tamarind or Sampalok in Filipino dialect is widely used ingredient in South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and including Philippines. Mostly used for making soups and sauces. The sweet, sour and fruity taste gives a unique flavor in dishes like for example our famous Filipino signature dish “Sinigang”. This ingredient can also be used in drinks and sweets like.
This recipe is simple and very easy to prepare. It’s a simple concoction of tamarind and sugar rolled into balls. Today, I will give me my version of Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe. Enjoy!
1 cup tamarind pulp
400g sweet potato, boiled
1-2 tbsp. chilli flakes (optional)
3 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/4 tsp. salt or salt to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a pan over medium heat except salt and cook until the mixture becomes thick and can hold its shape when formed into balls.
Set aside for a while to cool down the mixture.
In a plate, mix sugar and a little bit of salt.
And form the mixture into small balls and roll it into the sugar salt mixture.
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