I have heard about pepper rasam so many times, but i often think how a rasam will taste without adding tomatoes in it, because i think that tomatoes are a crucial ingredients in making rasam. Yesterday i decided to give this a try, because i tomatoes got stock out in my fridge.
No machine ground spices taste great than stone ground masala. So i used my trusty mortar & pestle to ground my own masala. That is nothing but some garlic, pepper & chillies. This recipe calls for a good amount of garlic which really make it. Hope you will love it and let me know how it turned out..
Recipe Source:Raks Kitchen
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves - 4
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Garlic - 6
Tamarind Pulp - 3 tblspn (Click here for Recipe)
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro - a handful
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya podi- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
If you are using homemade tamarind pulp, just dissolve that in water. But if you are using tamarind fruit, soak the fruit in water for 15 mins and then squeeze the pulp and juice out of it and strain the water.
Take a mortar and pestle or a small grinder and add pepper, red chilli, garlic in it and crush it roughly.
Heat ghee in a sauce pan. Add in mustard, asafoetida, curry leaves and saute for a min.
Now add in half of the crushed masala and saute for a min.
Pour in tamarind juice and water.
Now add the remaining crushed masala and mix well.
Season with salt.
Bring this to a boil and once it reaches boil, throw a handful of coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Cover with a lid and serve it with rice.
HERE IS A QUICK VIDEO:
|You will need Ghee, Red Chilli, Pepper, Garlic,Tamarind Juice, Asafoetida, Mustard, Curry Leaves & some Cilantro..|
|Take Pepper, Red Chilli & Garlic in a Mortar & Pestle and Crush it..|
|Give a good pound|
|It would be crushed roughly|
|Now Heat some Ghee in a pan|
|add asafoetida & mustard seeds|
|add some curry leaves|
|Now add half of the crushed mixture in this|
|and saute for a min|
|pour tamarind juice in this|
|along with some water|
|Now add the remaining crushed masala|
|add some salt|
|and mix well|
|bring this to a boil|
|add a handful of cilantro|
|turn the stove off and cover with a lid|