Miriyala Rasam - Pepper Rasam Andhra Style

 2 tbsp cooking oil
 4-5 red chillies
1/2 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp coriander seeds
 5 fresh curry leaves
1/4 tbsp cumin seeds
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds
1/4 tbsp fenugreek seeds
2 pinches turmeric
3 medium-sized cups of water
1 small lemon sized tamarind
salt to taste
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

For Rasam Powder:
2 garlic pods
1 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp Coriander seeds
1tbsp cumin seeds

 In a pan, add oil and when it is hot, add fenugreek, red chillies, cumin, mustard, black pepper, mustard and curry leaves and fry till mustard seeds splutter
Add 3 cups of water to the seasoning
Wash tamarind and add it to the pan
Now add salt and turmeric
And let it boil for 10 min
In a blender jar or coffee grinder, add garlic pods, black pepper, coriander and cumin seeds. No need to peel off skin of garlic as it is very healthy when added to the food. It darkens your hair and you will not have gray hair :-)

And grind coarsely. It takes 4 pulses
Add this rasam powder to the pan and immediately switch off the heat
Garnish with coriander and cover the pan with a lid
Very tasty rasam is ready to be served
In South India, this dish is prepared in many households daily. Increases digestion and cools the body. Goes well with white rice or can be taken as a soup.

1 comment:

  1. Sindhu10:50 AM

    I tried this recipe and came out sooper yummy. Tnx for the recipe.