Rasam, also known as Rasa, is a flavorful, spicy soup from South Indian cuisine. It's primarily made of tamarind juice with added spices and tomatoes. Rasam is known for its diverse health benefits due to the blend of medicinal spices and herbs used in its preparation. Usually, it's served with rice and is a staple in every South Indian household. It's particularly enjoyed during the winter or when one is suffering from a cold or fever due to its peppery, warming flavours.
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Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.
Puree the tomatoes and keep it aside.
In a pot, mix the tomato puree, tamarind extract, turmeric powder and salt and bring it to boil.
Lower the flame and add rasam powder. Boil until the raw smell of tamarind goes away.
Heat ghee in a separate pan, add mustard and cumin seeds and once they start to splutter, add the red chillies and curry leaves.
Pour this tempering to the rasam and mix well.
Garnish the rasam with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.