Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ginger Soup or Rasam

Ginger soup

Fortunately Chennai has been pretty chill this winter and even more fortunate that winter is still on. The evenings are breezy and pleasant :)

Though it feels good to have a cold climate the side effects of it still remain unpleasant. I mean the cold, cough and fever that it gives us is killing.

On such unpleasant throat conditions, having a piping hot ginger soup or rasam can give you the most soothing experience for sure. The double bonanza is that it would solve digestive issues too!! Aaah that's awesome isn't it!! :)

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Ginger - 1 inch piece
Tamarind paste - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Sambhar powder - 2 tblsps
Salt - for taste
Water - 3 cups
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

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Dissolve the sambhar powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder, tamarind paste and salt in water.

Peel off the skin of the ginger and crush it using a stone. Put the crushed ginger into the rasam.

Chop the green chillies.

Take a tsp of oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds. Now drop in the chopped chillies and curry leaves and fry for just a min. Now add this to the rasam and bring it to a boil.

Serve piping hot as soup or mix this with rice and have it as rasam.

Enjoy the healthy cup of soup :)

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You can add some cooked dhall to this rasam too.

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Written by: Nithya
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Archana said...

Wow! Just what I need now. Thanks

Bhavana Rao said...

Your photography is always wonderful... Have u taken any formal training in it??

hotpotcooking said...

WOW!! healthy soup. Looks nice

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What an amazingly comforting photograph. Just what I require in this cool evening.

Hamaree Rasoi

Sumee said...

ummm.. comfort drink any time of the day in winter!!

Priya Suresh said...

Super flavourful rasam,yummy and definitely comforting.

Aarthi said...

very comforting soup.


Suja Manoj said...

Comforting soup,healthy and yum

Rekha shoban said...

perfect for this climate....never tried with ginger....healthy soup!!

Sushma said...

I love this version of rasam..great shots

Rinku Naveen said...

hmm..comfort soup. Lovely shots

Unknown said...

Flavourful and yummy soup perfect for this chilly weather

divya said...

Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting recipe.

Priya Sreeram said...

heartiest platter ever- yum

radha said...

I come to the blog - both for the recipe and the pictures.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Very comforting Rasam/soup and too with my fav flavor ginger.. I can have that whole bowl...Love ginger a lot and love the clicks Nithi.

Unknown said...

Comforting rasam.. Love the picture with the ginger and vethalai ..

Deepti said...

Tried this rasam couple of times and loved it everytime. Good during cold. Thanks.

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