Wednesday, October 19, 2011


With winters just round the corner, sniffles are fast beginning to make an appearance. And the best way to combat this is with a hot glass of spicy South Indian Rasam. Besides warming your body and clearing your nasals, this drink is probably one of the most appetizing digestives. So what are you waiting for? Lets starting making our TOMATO RASAM.

Ing: 3 large tomatoes
       2 tbsp tamarind pulp
      1/4 tsp turmeric pd
       1/2 tsp chilli pd
     1/4 tsp asafoetida
       3 cups boiling water
      salt to taste
Rasam Powder: 1 tsp Cumin seeds
                           1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
                          8 peppercorns
Method: Combine all the ingredients for the rasam powder and microwave at 70% power for 2 minutes. Cool and grind. Pierce the tomatoes with a fork and Microwave at full power 4 minutes. Peel and discard the skin and run in the blender till coarsely mashed. Combine the hot water and tomatoes. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the rasam powder. Microwave at full power for 4 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice or slurp like a soup :)

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