September 22, 2006

Miriyala Charu/ Rasam (Pepper Soup)

This is my mother-in-law’s recipe and is very effective in clearing up your nose and throat during the “cold” season. Hot pepper with pungent garlic is a great combination for this spicy rasam.

Ingredients:
Peppercorns – 12-15
Garlic cloves – 4-5
Cumin seeds – 1tbsp
Red chilies – 3
Tamarind pulp – 3 tbsp
Curry leaves - 4
Salt –to taste

Method:
  • Grind peppercorns, cumin seeds and garlic cloves into a coarse paste (doesn’t have to be completely smooth).
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a saucepan, add red chilies and fry till they darken in color. Add the curry leaves and ground pepper paste. Fry on low flame for 2-3 minutes or until it gives out nice garlic smell.
  • Add the tamarind pulp, salt and 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover and let stand till ready to serve.

You can refrigerate the unused pepper+garlic masala for days in the refrigerator and use it when needed.

6 comments:

  1. After all the pumpkin recipes, what a change!! Beautiful Rasam, Mouthwatering Pavani!!
    Hey! I havn't seen you in my blog for a long time, I think!! Taking time off??!! Thanks for Rasam!!:))

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  2. This one of my favourite rasam's Pavani. And its heavenly to have when your are down with a cold or fever. The moment the weather gets a lil cold or its raining I crave for this rasam.

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  3. I like mirayala chaaru alot..good for bad throught and gives lot for cold..thanks for reminding.Thank you pavani

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  4. yummy rasam for fall weather.
    Pavani,I came to know abt Mother and Sri Aurobindo through a tamil monthly(Mangayar Malar) six years ago and i read about their life,their spirituality.I became a devotee since then.Back home every Sunday we gathered for meditation. Had visited The Ashram in Pondicherry couple of times.In Boston,we have a meditation center.Myself and my husband used to visit and medidate.I really miss that as we moved to Charlotte,NC.
    Happy to know about you.

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  5. hi pavani,that's the first rasam i learnt to make from my mom-in-law after i got married!we make it without the garlic though.great recipe..thanks for sharing

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  6. Hi Pavani,
    Simple and "super" Rasam!!!! Thanks

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