Friday, September 18, 2009

Pepper Rasam


1 small tomato, chopped into small cubes
1 1/2 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tsp thick tamarind juice
1/2 tsp sugar or jaggery water
1 tsp chopped coriander leaves
A pinch of hing(asoefetida)
Salt to taste
2 tsp ghee(clarified butter)
6 cups of water


Powder the peppercorns in a peppermill or coffee
grinder to get a very coarse powder.
Mix together the water, tomato, pepper,salt
sugar(jaggery) and tamarind juice.
Bring it to a boil on a low flame.
Season with mustard, hing, curry leaves and cumin
in ghee.
Garnish with chopped coriander.
Eat when hot with plain rice.

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