Welcome Winter With Comforting Pepper Rasam Recipe
Diwali also hints at the onset of winter. While it is fun to spend cozy nights tucked inside a warm blanket, coughs and colds are on the rise during the chilly season.
Winter also brings a horde of delicacies which are usually unavailable during the summer season. One variety of such comforting foods is soups. There's nothing better than sipping on a steamy bowl of soup on a chilly winter evening.
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Though most people have their own choice of soups, we bring to you a classic Indian delight that's perfect for the winters. You obviously must have heard of the South Indian staple, rasam but how about giving it the twist of a soup? Interesting? So, let's begin.
100 gm tomatoes
50 gm tamarind
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 cloves of garlic
2 gm turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
1 gm coriander leaves
750 ml water
10 gm ghee
2 gm mustard seeds
1 gm curry leaves
2 gm red chillies
Begin by soaking the tamarind in a cup of warm water. Then extract its juice and throw away the pulp. Next grind the cumin seeds, pepper, and garlic in a blender. Bring out a pan and start boiling a cup of the tamarind extract. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, crushed pepper, cumin seeds, garlic, salt, and curry leaves.
Once they reach the boiling point, lower the flame, and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. After that's done, remove it from the flame. For the seasoning, heat a spoon of ghee and add mustard seeds to it. When they begin to splutter, add the red chilli and curry leaves. Pour it over the rasam and go devour it!