Tamarind is one of my favorite fruits. Not too many people are familiar wit it or use it, but it is quite handy.

It is very sour and usually will be found sweetened. People of India and Indonesia add chili pepper or cayenne with it, making it sweet yet hot. We enjoyed this recipe from recipezaar last weekend. It only took a little adaptation to be vegan using vegan margarine rather than butter. I did add cayenne to the sauce as well.