Tamarind Lollipop


Tamrind lollipop ! Khatta- meeta/sweet and tangy lollipop.

  I took a hop to the shop, to buy my favorite lollipop! This is one of the all time favorite rhyme of my son. And he loves licking lollipop all day long.I try to avoid giving him as much as possible, but cannot stop him while he is at his Dada-dadi’s place.

As a kid i have enjoyed having tamarind lollipop’s which my mom used to make.It seems these were the only kind of lollipop she had during her good old childhood days. And today, when sonu was crying for a lollipop, i tried making this for him.Guess what ? He did not enjoy the tangy taste ! Maybe for him, the definition of lollipop is registered as something that is : Sugary-colourful-Sticky-Gooey !

The older kids may still like this one ! And am sure pregnant ladies will :-) !


Tamarind is very useful in treating the digestive and constipation problems. It reduces fever and provides protection against colds. Also improves the loss of appetite.


  • 1 lemon size tamarind pulp
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 tsp Jaggery (i used jaggery syrup)
  • 1 tsp pepper (you could replace this with dry red chilies for added flavor)
  • Salt to taste

Method:                                                                                                                                                                            Add all the ingredients to Mortar (kutani in kannada .I have a stone Mortar & Pestle.) . Grind it thoroughly


Make small balls and prick a sitck.