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Poondu Rasam by Jyotsna

posted 23 Feb 2014, 00:24 by R A
Pathiya Samayal Contest Entry by Jyotsna

Ingredients :
2 full garlic bulbs Peeled
One lemon sized tamarind
a pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste.

For grinding
1 handful of kadalaiparuppu and tuvaram paruppu
4 red chillies
few black peppercorns
jeera - 1 tbsp

For seasoning :
mustard seeds
2-3 karuveppilai

a) roast and grind all items mentioned in 2 above and keep aside.
b) Soak tamarind in water and extract pulp..Add salt and hing to this pulp and add peeled garlic pods and boil till the raw tamarind smell vanishes
c) add the ground mixture to the boiling rasam and dilute as necessary
d) season with kadugu and karuveppilai preferably in ghee..

Variations :
If this is for delivery paththiyam, we generally do not use kadalai paruppu..more of thuvaram paruppu is used.. The same can be made without garlic and more of milagu to make it to the taste of milagu rasam.

Serving suggestion - To serve with hot rice with LOTS of ghee..:))