Friday, July 10, 2009

Rasam – Indian Hot, Sour and Spicy Pepper Soup -Vegetarian

I had blocked nose yesterday and felt that I might be coming down with flu. Luckily, there was no fever and therefore it might not be a symptom of H1N1 (Swine Flu). LOL! Rasam or Indian Spicy and Hot Pepper Soup is a great remedy to alleviate the symptoms of flu especially if you have blocked nose or uneasy throat. I feel ok today after taking Rasam last night. It is easy to prepare and taste very good especially to people who are into hot, sour and spicy food! This is also a good remedy to cool down the body and ease digestion after a hearty meal! This is my modified and simplified recipe for Rasam. Ingredients Water, 2 rice bowls Cumin (Jintan Putih) Powder, 1 teaspoon Coriander (Ketumbar) Powder, 1 teaspoon Black Pepper corn, 6 pcs, crushed Curry Leaves, 3 stalks, use only the leaves Garlic, 1 bulb, crushed and remove skins Onions, 2 pcs, cut into slices Dry chillies, 3 pcs, soaked in water and remove seeds Salt to taste Tamarind paste, 1 table spoon, add water to extract juice Vegetable oil Heat oil in pan, fry garlic, dry chillies and onions until fragrant. When the onions cameralize a little add the curry leaves and water. Then add cumin, coriander, tamarind juice, black pepper corn and salt to taste. Serve with white rice.

4 comments:

Mei Teng said...

I drink this soup once awhile when I am having a banana leaf rice meal. The hot and spicy soup must have helped clear up your nose..hehe

Pete said...

Mei Teng : Very effective, my nose ok today! Luckily not H1N1, ha ha!

cleffairy said...

Eh, got recipe to remove blackheads on the nose anot? It's the cause for my nose block!

Pete said...

Cleff : Have you tried bedak sejuk?

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