Pepper Rasam | Pepper Broth | Milagu Rasam

Warming and nourishing, pepper rasam will ward off colds and flu too.

Pepper Rasam | Indian | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

I love to layer flavours in my dishes, and I hate to throw anything away. So with some wonderful top water from cooking lentils and also some green coriander-charged water from making another dish, a base was made for a wonderful, peppery rasam. The rasam is dark from the lentils, but so flavoursome that we had a couple of serves each.

You can blend the tomatoes for a smooth broth, but I love the soft tomato bits. And don’t worry if you don’t have lentil water or corainder-charged stock. This will still be awesome.

Looking for other rasams? Explore them here. Read about the difference between rasam and sambar. Browse other Indian recipes here. You might like Tomato Rasam, Lemon or Lime Rasam or Garlic Rasam.

Pepper Rasam | Indian | Vegetarian | A Life Time of Cooking

Pepper Rasam | Pepper Broth

Source : Common Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 4 – 6 people, depending how you use it

ingredients
0.5 Tblspn tamarind concentrate
1 tomato
0.5 tspn turmeric powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves
1 sprig curry leaves

to grind
1 Tblspn black pepper corns
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn coriander seed
0.5 tspn channa dal
0.5 tspn urad dal

1 tpsn dry coconut
1 clove garlic (optional)

tadka
2 tspn ghee (use more if you wish)
0.5 tspn black mustard seeds
0.5 tspn cumin seeds
large pinch asafoetida powder
1 sprig curry leaves

method
Dry roast the grinding ingredients up to dry coconut. Toast the coconut separately. Chop the garlic. Then grind all together.

Dissolve the tamarind in a litre or so of hot water or top water from cooking lentils. Chop the tomatoes and add to the tamarind with turmeric powder and a little salt. Simmer this for 5 minutes.

To this add the ground powder, coriander leaves (save some for garnish) and some curry leaves. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

Make a tadka by popping the black mustard seeds in the ghee, then add the cumin seeds and asafoetida, and after a few moments carefully add the curry leaves. Pour into the rasam.

Remove from the heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve. I like to serve in a cup, heat proof glass or bowl. It can also be served over rice with pappadum.

 

 

Author: Ganga108

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