**Preparing Tamarind extract for Puli Inji – Take 30 grams or 1/3 cup packed tamarind in a bowl. Pour 1.5 cups of boiling hot water over this. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes. Crush and squeeze the tamarind pulp well to get the extract. Pass through a sieve and squeeze out all the juice. Use this tamarind extract / water for the recipe. Alternatively, slake 3 tsp of tamarind paste in 1.5 cups hot water and use that.
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