Tamarind, a podlike tropical fruit with a sweet-sour flavor, is pulped and sold in blocks, which can be soaked and strained to make a tangy paste that forms the bases of many dishes and drinks. Sour tamarind is tempered with vibrant cumin and sweet jaggery in this refreshing drink.
Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat used in making pasta, breakfast cereals, puddings, and couscous. Semolina flour is pale-yellow in colour, high in gluten and used traditionally to make pasta, pizza, bread and biscuit doughs etc. It is also very commonly used it to make the Indian Savoury breakfast staple called Sooji and also the North Indian speciality, sweetened halwa or Sheera.