KANDATHIPPILI RASAM

KANDATHIPPILI RASAM 


This Rasam is familiar in Nellai District .... this rasam has medicinal value... it is  good for cold and cough but as kandathippili is added it gives a Ayurvedic medicinal aroma which makes it totally different from other rasams... 


                                    Kandathippili Rasam 


INGREDIENTS:

Tomato                               - 1

Kandathippili                     - 5 sticks

Toor Dal                             - 1 tsp

Black Peppercorns             - 1 tsp

Dry chillies                         - 2

Coriander Seeds                 - 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds                      - 1 tsp

Asafoetida                          - 1/4 tsp

Garlic                                 - 1 clove

Mustard Seeds                   - 1/2 tsp

Curry Leaves                      - 2 tbsp

Oil or ghee                          - 1 tsp

Salt                                      - to taste


METHOD:

Take a saucepan heat 1 tsp of oil.

Add the kandathippili, peppercorns, toor dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic,asafoetida and 1 tbsp of curry leaves and fry for 3 mins.

Cool it and grind together and keep aside.

Add the tamarind extract to a saucepan. add add chopped tomato and salt.when it is half cooked..

Add the ground powder.see that no lump is formed.

When it starts to boil and remove.

For tempering heat 1 tsp of oil  and add mustard when it splutters add 1 tbsp of curry leaves and add to the rasam.

Garnish it with coriander leaves ..Serve hot.






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