BLACK PEPPER RASAM

Ingredients

Water – 3 cups

Tamarind – lemon size

Coriander seeds – 1 1/2 tbsp

Black pepper – 1 1/2 tbsp

Onion chopped – 2 tbsp

Green chilles – 1 chopped

Ginger – 1 inch piece , peeled and chopped

Turemeric – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Sugar -1/ 2 tsp

Salt to taste

Talimpu

Chopped onoins – 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds -1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Oil – 2 tbsp

Method

Dry roast coriander seeds and black pepper on low flame for 2 to 3 minutes, after that coarsely ground it in grinder.Crush onions , green chilli,ginger in motor pestle and keep it aside.

Bring to boil 3 cups of water in a pan ,add turemeric, salt, tamarind, onion ,ginger,green chilli paste,curry leaves and boil for 5 minutes ,add coriander , pepper powder and sugar and boil for another 5 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan add talimpu ingredients in order . After this when mustard seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves fry for 1 minute and add  boiled rasam to this . After the rasam starts boiling, leave it like that for 2-3 min and then turn off the flame.

Serve hot.

SUGGESTIONS – Very favourable on rainy days and really good for people with severe cold.Image

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