Vegetable curries are OK…sort of. But they need something extra to give them zing. Over here there are two ingredients that absolutely do give that zing.
One is tamarind…the real tamarind, sour, acid. Tamarind is what gives Worcester sauce its special flavour. But commercial Worcester sauce is a weak thing compared to the real tamarind chutney, made fresh daily by almost every street food vendor here. So the first step is to make a tamarind chutney.