Sweet, tangy and fresh-tasting this pad thai recipe is full of only the best unrefined, healthy and nourishing ingredients. Tamarind tastes a bit like a date but is less sweet (and more sour), and is sometimes known as the Indian date.
1. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions and set aside.
2. Add the tamarind sauce ingredients to a small pan. Bring to a boil and then simmer on a very low heat for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.
3. Heat a splash of water in a wok or large pan over a high heat and add the garlic, onion, carrot and spring onions(scallions), with a pinch of sea salt. Mix together and cook for 3–4 minutes.
4. Add the noodles, tamarind sauce, bean sprouts and herbs. Stir to combine and turn off the heat.
5. Add the radish slices and seeds on top.
6. To serve add some more fresh herbs, freshly grated carrot, bean sprouts, and a lime slice.
1. If you desire a hot sensation you can serve with pickled chillies on the side. Deseed and finely slice chillies and add them to a bowl with the juice of 1½ limes and ½ tsp of maple syrup. Leave aside to pickle.