Craving for some hot and spicy dish in this cold weather? Down with a cold and sore throat? I know with winter..all these are like freebies ..hehe… So today I have for you all an easy peasy flavorful “Pepper Cumin Rasam / Menasina Saaru / Milagu Rasam “- a great dish to tickle your taste buds and an excellent home remedy for cough and cold. Relish piping hot pepper rasam with hot rice or sip it as a soup in a glass or treat your running nose and sore throat with this yummy tonic .. Whichever way you opt..you’l surely enjoy this peppery tangy drink.
South Indian meals can never be complete without rasam. We make almost daily some or the other variety of rasam for our lunch. Today’s Pepper cumin rasam is a spicy, tangy and hot South Indian Rasam/ appetizer drink made from tamarind, black pepper and cumin.
There are many variations of pepper rasam based on the region. The recipe that I am sharing today is my granny’s and moms version of making it. I enjoy this rasam right from my childhood and even now make it often. In my home, this pepper rasam is one of the first foods that a new mother is served.
Few simple points to note while this Pepper Cumin Rasam are as follows :
- If you want you can do roasted pepper jeera powder in large quantity and store in an airtight container. No need to refrigerate.
- Instead of tamarind you can use kokum.
- If you want you can add little urad dal too along with jeera and pepper while roasting.
Here goes the recipe…