½ lb shelled tamarind (with pits! Do not use seedless) 1 ½ cup warm water (not boiling water, it will ruin the taste!) 1 tbsp pureed fresh garlic ½ tsp pureed fresh onion 1 tsp crushed ginger 1 tsp pureed wirri-wirri pepper (make sure seeds are well grounded) 2 - 3 tbsp sugar 1 tsp salt
In a medium size bowl (do not use any metal or plastic bowl) mix tamarind with warm water until water thickens.
Add all other ingredients and stir until sugar melts. For thicker consistency, use less water.