Tamarind 1 cup
Jaggery/ metthani bellam 1 cup
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Roasted cumin powder 1 tsp
Dry ginger powder/ soonth 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Method of preparation:
Soak tamarind in 2 cups of warm water and extract juice out of it.
Heat deep pan on low heat, add tamarind extract, jaggery and cinnamon stick.
Cook for 10-15 minutes depending on the consistency.
Finally add roasted cumin powder, dry ginger powder, red chilli powder and salt.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Store tight and serve with dosa/ idli when required.
Notes: Compensate sourness of tamarind by adding more jaggery or raisins.