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Monday, August 4, 2008

PEPPER RASAM / MALAGA RASAM / MENASINA SAARU


Malagu Rasam (I will also call this Pepper Soup)

Ingredients to make the Pepper rasam powder:

Black gram (Uddin bele) - 1 cup
Coriander seeds (Dhania seeds) - ½ cup
Dry coconut (Kobri) – 3/4th cup
Black Peppercorns (Menasu) - 1 tbl spn
Cumin seeds (Jeerage) – 2 tspn
Curry leaves (karbevu) - 30 leaves

It’s very simple. Just fry them all without oil and grind them to powder.

Ingredients to make rasam:

Red gram (tur dhal/togari bele) – ½ cup
Pepper rasam powder – 1-2 tspns (depending on your taste)
Coriander leaves – 2 tspns
Salt to taste

Preparing Rasam:

1. Pressure cook the red gram.
2. In a vessel, boil water with the pepper rasam powder, salt and the red gram. Boil for about 10 mins and garnish with coriander leaves.
3. If preparing for kids take care not to add too much of the pepper powder as it might be too spicy for them.
4. Also can temper with little oil/ghee and cumin seeds.
5. Serve the rasam with ½ tspn of ghee and soft white rice.
6. Also can be served like a soup on a chilly day. (For soup reduce the amount of red gram and mash it well before boiling)

This rasam helps cure cold and cough. On a rainy day it’s fantastic to start a meal with a soup like this.
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21 comments:

Shreya said...

I love pepper soup! I make this whenever I have a cold or feel the need for a nice spicy rasam:-)

Nags said...

u have a nice space here veda :) thanks for dropping by mine!

LG said...

must try making this powder 2..loved tat rasam..

SMN said...

never did saaru wth uddinabele.. nice twist. looks yummy

easycrafts said...

looks superb. I have something for u on my blog...pls check it out

Priti said...

Veda dear can I have some pepper rasam?? I'm having cold now...will be gud for me ;)

Sukanya said...

I love molaghu rasam, The rasam you made looks so lovely wish could have it right away slurp!!! slurp!!!!

rekhas kitchen said...

i never made uddina bele for rasam sounds intresting and rasam loks so mouth watering

Shillu (Sireesha) said...

Hey Veda - I have been looking for Rasam powder details for some time. Thnak you for posting :)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Rasam really does magic to dull and rainy days.. will try this

Illatharasi said...

new kind of rasam.... looks too yummy!

Veda Murthy said...

Thank u so much all of u!!!!to my readers who have requested recipes through email....I will post them as soon as i can!

lakshmi said...

thank you for your sweet comment veda. i am enjoying the fridge magnet entries for your event. i have been searching for interesting ones - like the ones sra has or siri has. they're so awesome right :D

Cynthia said...

This is so simple and looks absolutely delicious.

A_and_N said...

I like this rasam because its a pleasant change from the usual varieties with tamarind in them. Although it is usually made at our place when someone has a cold, I love its zesty taste any day :)

Usha said...

Looks delicious

Veda Murthy said...

Lakshmi, Cynthia, A & N, Usha...Thank u so much....this is one of the easiest rasams one can prepare!

Shilpa said...

I love this rasam. Since I am down with cold, I think this will help me a lot. Thanks Veda. I will try it.

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