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How to Drink Tamarind Sherbet?


The homeland of tamarind, the fruit of tamarind sherbet, which is widely used in Ottoman cuisine, is Ethiopia. It was recognized by the Central Asian Turks in the 11th century and thus entered the palace.

The most famous legend about tamarind sherbet is known as follows: On a hot and sweltering summer day, Suleiman the Magnificent, who was visiting the janissary, was thirsty and asked for a cold sherbet. Thereupon, ice-cold tamarind sherbet is served in a bowl belonging to the sultan. Kanuni likes and loves the taste of this sherbet so much that he rewards the master who fills the bowl with gold and makes the syrup.

Tamarind sherbet, which has gained popularity recently, is especially preferred during Ramadan for its thirst-quenching effect. In addition, it is a very useful drink.

What Are the Benefits of Tamarind Sherbet?

It is good for iron deficiency.
It is good for heat and thirst.
It helps indigestion.
It is effective against the common cold.
It has a reducing effect on rheumatic pains.
It is useful against stomach ailments.
It is energizing and empowering.
It helps to strengthen the immune system.
It has an antioxidant effect.
Intestinal gas remover.

How to Make Tamarind Sherbet?

Tamarind sherbet can be made using only dried tamarind fruit and a few spices, or it can be made using many different spices. For the most comprehensive tamarind sorbet recipe in the recipe below materials you will need is located in:

500 g peeled tamarind fruit
1 root ginger
2 root turmeric
2 sticks of cinnamon
5-10 cloves or vanilla
3-5 allspice
3-5 pieces of cardamom
200 ml rose water
20 g fennel
1 nutmeg nut
7 glasses of water
5 tablespoons of sugar

Preparation of:
Soak tamarind fruit in water 1 night beforehand.
Boil the soaked tamarind fruit with its juice and then put it in a larger pot.
Add all the spices except nutmeg and rose water to this pot after draining and watering.
Grate the nutmeg on this mixture.
After adding the rose water, add 5 more glasses of water and boil it for half an hour on high heat and then on low heat for 1.5 hours.
Then let it cool, during this process the syrup will find its color.
After cooling, strain the syrup through a clean cheesecloth and bottle it.
You can store the syrup you filled in the bottles in the refrigerator.

How to Drink Tamarind Sherbet?

After the tamarind sherbet is bottled, it can be diluted and consumed when it is desired to be drunk.
You can garnish the tamarind sherbet, which you have diluted and put in a serving glass, with a lemon slice and fresh mint leaves.
Tamarind sherbet, which is preferred especially during Ramadan, is a very useful drink. You can consume it before, during or after meals as a refresher.

If you buy tamarind fruit without skin and seeds, your job will be easier.
You can obtain other spices from a trusted herbalist.


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