Monday, March 24, 2014

Pepper Rasam

Finally after all hard and tough winter, Spring is here.Countless joy and rejoice on seeing bright sun in the morning and much awaited longer days are here.

After bringing all joy and happiness ,spring also brings allergy and cold and cough due to sudden change of weather.To givea tough fight to the cold and cough ,sore throat and allergy, I'm bringing pepper rasam today.

This is a must recipe in many of the South Indian houses during rainy days . Simple recipe with few ingredients from your pantry but very effective and tasty .


Tamarind                1 tbsp ( tightly packed)
Pepper                    1 tsp
Cumin                      1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli          2
Clarified Butter         1 tsp
Asafoetida               1/2 tsp
Turmeric                   1/2 tsp
Salt                           to taste


Mustard  seeds         1/2 tsp
Cumin     seeds         1/2 tsp
Curry leaves             few


  1. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice.
  2. In a small pan dry roast pepper ,cumin,red chillies for a minute. Grind it to a coarse powder.
  3. Heat Ghee/clarified butter in a deep pan and add the tempering ingredients.
  4. When mustard crackles, add the ground powder and saute for 15 seconds.
  5. Add the tamarind extract along with salt,turmeric,asafoetida.Heep the heat to medium.
  6. Let it come to a boil slowly.
  7. Once you see the froth forming,Turn off the heat.

Serve it hot with steaming rice and papad.

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