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 


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


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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