Tamarind 1 cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Method of preparation:
Soak tamarind in 2-3 cups of warm water for half an hour.
Remove all the pulp by squeezing with fingers and extract thick juice.
Heat a heavy bottomed pot on medium low, add extracted tamarind, turmeric powder, oil and salt.
Let it bubble for ten minutes or more and then remove from heat.
Cool it and store tight in refrigerator.
Notes: Quick fix for many recipes and this stays for months.