Prepare Agni Boosting Ayurvedic Dish Rasam

Ingredients

  • Rasam ingredientsTuvar Dal (Sambhar dal) – 250g
  • Tamarind pulp
  • Water – 1litre
  • Onion, tomato – 1each
  • Salt to taste

Spices

  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoonful
  • Chilli powder -1 teaspoonful
  • Coriander powder – 1 teaspRasam ingredientsoonful
  • Black pepper powder – ½ teaspoonful
  • Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoonful
  • Garlic – 5- 10 pods
  • Ginger – a small piece
  • Pinch of asafoetida powder.

Seasoning

  • Oil, curry leaves, and mustard
  • Chopped coriander leaves for serving

How to prepare:-

  • Cook tuvar Dal (250g) in 1 litre water. Strain and collect the soup.
  • Mix the soup with Squeezed tamarind pulp, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and black pepper powder.
  • Crush and add Cumin seeds, Garlic pods, piece of ginger, chopped onion, tomato, and pinch of asafoetida powder.
  • Add salt to taste and bring the soup to boil
  • After boiling, Season with oil, curry leaves, and mustard.  Filter or decant the clear RASAM.
  • Serve with chopped coriander leaves

Properties

  • RasamAppetizer
  • Relieves Anorexia
  • Carminative and digestive
  • Good for common cold and flu
  • Balances vata
  • Increases pitta

Note:-

Rasam can be prepared even without the initial dal soup. In this, plain water is added to tamarind pulp to make tamarind water.

  • The rasam with additional fried cumin powder is known as cumin rasam (jeera rasam).
  • Similarly adding more black pepper to it makes pepper rasam
  • Adding more Garlic to around 30 cloves makes a garlic rasam, it helps eliminate the Flatulence and feces, relieves abdominal distension, reduces cholesterol and prevents heart disease
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