Pit the dates and chop them into bite sized pieces.
Mix the chopped dates into the chopped cabbage and set them aside.
Put 1 and 1/2 tsp of tamarind paste into a small bowl.
Mix 2 Tbs of hot water into the tamarind. Stir it together into a paste.
Put the tamarind paste into a bowl. Add in the salt, the brown sugar and the yogurt.
Add the yogurt dressing to the cabbage and date mixture.
Stash the cole slaw in the fridge for about 30 minutes or so to chill then serve it up. This is a great dish for buffets. An easy cole slaw with a creamy sweet and tangy sauce.