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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Simple Tomato Rasam(Pepper Water)

Pepper water is the best remedy for indigestion. Usually it is given to persons, who have recovered from a very high temperature.

Ripe Tomato - 1
Tamarind - A small lemon sized
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
Pepper - 1-2 tablespoons (or as spicy required)
Garlic paste - 1/2 tablespoon
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Salt to taste
Ghee/Oil - 1 tablespoon

Soak tamarind in 2 cups of warm water for 10-15 minutes and extract juice.

Put tomato in 1 cup of hot water for 15 mintues and crush it. Discard skin and seeds, if not required. (I used whole tomato).

Mix both extracts and keep aside.

Fry cumin seeds, pepper for 10 minutes and grind them to a fine powder.

Heat oil in a pan. Once it is hot, allow mustard seeds to splitter in it.

Add curry leaves, red chillies, garlic paste and fry until raw smell of garlic goes off.

Then add grinded pepper and cumin powder and fry for a minute.

Add the tamarind and tomato extract, salt to taste and heat for 15 minutes.

Switch off the flame when it is about to boil.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Cooking time - 20 minutes
Serves 4 persons.



that looks really nice .. love having it with pioinh hot rice on a rainy day .. wow

Madhavi said...

Very recipe Vani, rasam look delicious!!!

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Ramya Bala said...

rasam...I can't live without rasam..nice one..tag ellam answer paniyachu pa...Has ur brother arrived?

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

Vani, your rasam looks exactly like my friend Geetha's. I used to demand that she prepares it all the time. Thanks for sharing.

Ivy said...

Some of the ingredients are hard to find in Greece but it looks like a great soup.

sowmya said...

love it anytime..wow..you make it with fresh spices ..great..i started using MTR rasam powder..it tastes good too!!

SriLekha said...

thambi wife vandhu pudusu pudusa solli tharanga poley! indha busy hourslayeum kalakuringey vani!

LG said...

A tsp of thick curd is all I require to mix it with this rasam and enjoy it..nice one..

Sujatha said...

Milagu Rasam! The name itself tickles my tongue :) My favorite... looks yummy Vani.

Myviews said...

Milagu rasam look delicious!!!love it anytime.

G.Pavani said...

without rasam my meal will not be finished,another type rasam

Sukanya said...

The rasam looks divine....makes me feel nostalgic

Bhawana said...

This looks good Illa, I have not tried rasam so far.

Anonymous said...

I wonder where u coined the word "Pepper Water "..But Rasam is one of my alltime favourites n Yuvan's ..with a lil ghee added to it with chicken 65 or fish fry as a side dish....Mouth watering!!

Sunshinemom said...

This won is always a winner! Yumm:)