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This rasam is perfect for digestion and relieves gastric problems too. It tastes so yummy if you feel like drinking something hot(spicy). Serve rasam with rice and some simple curry, pappad, or thogayals(chutney).

Ingredients :

Tamarind pulp - out of 1 lemon sized ball
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander for garnishing
Jaggery - 1 tsp for taste (optional)
salt as required
Oil for seasoning

For Grinding:

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tbsp
Pepper - 1 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 4
Curry leaves - few
Red chilli - 1
Tumeric - 2 tsp

Method :

1. Dilute the tamarind pulp with 1 1/4 water.
2. Grind the above ingredients to coarse paste.
3. Add the ground one to tamarind water then jaggery and check for salt.
4. Let it boil for few minutes.
5. Season with mustard and curry leaves.
6. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note :
1. Adjust the sourness of tamarind according to your taste.
2.Even 10 garlic pods can be boiled in water and ladle of rasam.
3. When garlic becomes soft(not mushy) add it to the rasam and serve.

Sruthisagar Yamunan  – (April 14, 2009 at 11:12 AM)  

Aha! A South Indian specialty! I have this almost every week. My mom is the best in making pepper rasam.

In Iyyengar Tamil 'rasam' is called SATRAMUDHU- Essence of rice

Pooja  – (April 14, 2009 at 2:24 PM)  

Healthy rasam...I used to make this when we have cold or sore throat..

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (April 14, 2009 at 3:04 PM)  

I can feel the aroma here nice Rasam dear...

Pavithra Elangovan  – (April 14, 2009 at 4:20 PM)  

Thanks pooja and ramya. Yah pooja we too do this rasam if we have sore throat,indigestions ..

Thinker  – (April 30, 2009 at 12:12 AM)  

I love this rasam...going 2 make now...!

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