Tamarind Candy | Imli ki Goli

Tamarind Candy: Sweet, sour and spicy yet finger licking delicious tamarind candy are one of my favourite childhood candies. I have never known that they would be so easy to make until I tried them home. Back in the childhood days we used to buy them from the street vendors outside our school and would totally love licking them.

I checked many recipes online and found that Mexican and Thai people also make tamarind candy like ours. These candies are healthy in a way as they aid in digestion and strengthen the immune system and many more benefits of eating tamarinds. Who knew that eating a candy would be healthy too,right ?? But I sure have to work on the kids with these candies to like them because as of now they do not like the sour taste.

Blogging Marathon#70 Week 1 / Day 3
Theme-Bring Candies
Dish– Tamarind Candy

200 gm tamarind, deseeded and cleaned
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder


In a saucepan add sugar, water, salt,cumin powder and chilli powder. Bring it to boil.
Add deseeded and roughly chopped tamarind in it. Cook on low heat until all the water is absorbed in the tamarind.
Remove from heat and let it cool a little.
Once cooled make small round balls from the tamarind mixture.
Roll them in granulated sugar.Store in air tight container.

Serve and enjoy.

Serves 15-16 balls Cooking time – 25 minutes


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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

6 comments on “Tamarind Candy | Imli ki Goli”

  1. Drooling over these candies..they have always been a favorite , and yes even I get nostalgic..reminds me so much of school.

  2. my favorite goli. I can finish this within no time.

  3. I want some, wish you could pack me some Sapana.

  4. Wow! I think most of us would have enjoyed these in our childhood. They look amazing, Sapana.

  5. Pavani N says:

    Tamarind candy looks great.

  6. Srivalli says:

    Those candies look fantastic..I have never tasted this..

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