Monday, January 31, 2011

Pepper Rasam/ Milagu rasam

           The cold weather makes us to crave for some hot and sour rasam. It is a very good remedy for cold. 

Serves up to 2 people
Preparation time: 15 minutes


1 chopped tomato
1 tsp of pepper
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1/4 tsp of turmeric
1 cup of tamarind water
2 cups of water
1 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp of oil
salt as required

1tsp of mustard
1 tsp of cumin seeds
8 curry leaves
1 red chilli
2 pinches of asafoetida

1.Grind tomato, pepper, 1 tsp of cumin seeds and turmeric together in to a paste.
2.In a preheated kadai (heavy bottomed vessel), add oil. Once the oil is heated, add mustard, broken red chilli and cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
3.As the mustard sputters, add the ground paste, water and tamarind water.
4. Add salt and coriander leaves. Bring it to boil.
5. Serve with rice and papad.

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