1 cup cleaned tamarind
1/2 cup dates deseeded
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups water
1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
1/2 crushed cumin seeds
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup jaggery
Wash the tamarind clean.
Place the tamarind, jaggery, sugar, dates and water in a deep boiling pan.
Soak for a few minutes. Put to boil for about 7-8 minutes.
Cool to room temperature. Blend in a mixie till smooth.
Strain and transfer to the pan again. Boil till thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thinly.
Add the seasoning. Cool again. Store in clean airtight bottles and refrigerate.