I wanted to create a simple syrup that brought together a number of flavors from the Indian subcontinent. The richness and depth of flavor in this syrup proved fantastic.
-1 1/2 cup water
-1 cup white sugar
-1 cup sweet tamarind
-3/4 cup fresh ginger
-1 teaspoon fenugreek
-1 teaspoon ground turmeric
-Toast the fenugreek in a pan over medium-high heat until fragrant. About 1 minute
-Add the sugar and water to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
-Once dissolved, add the tamarind, ginger, fenugreek and turmeric.
-Bring to a simmer, then reduce the temperature to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.
-Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
-Pour through a fine mesh strainer and a coffee filter.
-Reserve in the fridge.