Rasam is South India’s favourite comfort food. And each state and each region in the southern part of country has its own take on Rasam. Some like it spicy, some like it sweet and some like it sour. But most people prefer it tangy and peppery. Apart from being rich on flavours, rasam has several medicinal values and is often used as home remedy.
So, here’s Tamil Nadu’s take on our comforting Rasam.
- ¼ cup Jeera Seeds
- ¼ cup Pepper Seeds
- Coriander Leaves
- ¼ cup Mustard Seeds
- Turmeric Powder
- Dried Red Chillies
- 1 cup Tamarind Juice
- 2 cups Water
1.Firstly prepare the Rasam powder. To prepare home-made rasam powder, take garlic, jeera seeds, pepper seeds and grind it to a fine powder.
2.Now, take a hollow pan or vessel and heat some oil. To this, add mustard seeds, turmeric powder, dried red chillies and give it a nice mix. Add, asafoetida and mix it again.
3.Then add tomatoes and allow the tomatoes to be cooked properly. Once the tomatoes are cooked properly, add tamarind juice and water to it. Finally add some salt and give it a nice mix. Cook it for 8-10 minutes.
4.Lastly, garnish it with coriander leaves.
5.Serve it with hot rice and papad.