Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Lentil Pepper Tamarind Soup / Dhal Milaguthani Soup

Paruppu Rasam / Miriyalu Pappu Charu


This can be made with freshly prepared dhal or left over dhal can be used too. In my case whenever i have some left over dhall, and have a craving of rasam i make this parupu rasam.

To make Dhall:
Pressure cook or boil 1 cup of dhal with a few pods of garlic and 2 green chillies(if desired)
Mash it to make it a smooth paste and add some salt.
Keep aside.

To Prepare Rasam:

To grind coarsely - rasam paste:
5 Peeled Garlic Pods
2 tsp Black pepper balls
2 tsp Cumin Seeds

For tempering:
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard
4 Red chillies
10 Curry leaves
1 Tbsp Tomato paste
1 tsp Coriander power
A pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
Lemon size ball of Tamarind soaked in 3 cups of water

Coriander leaves to garnish


In a deep pot head oil, add mustard.
After mustard splutters, add red chillies, curry leaves fry a little.
Now add the coarsely ground rasam paste, fry for 2 to 3 mins.
Add hing and coriander powder and fry.
Add tomato paste, fry a little.
Add the pre-cooked dhal, and mix well.
Now add the juice from the soaked tamarind in water.
Bring this to boil and then add the coriander leaves and remove from heat.

Goes well with Pepper Chicken. We had it this along with Gobi masala too.

This is my entry for this JFI - Tamarind hosted by my favorite food bloggie out there, Sig of Live to Eat. Orignally this event was started by Indira of Mahanandi.


Sig said...

Nice pics Rina,love the recipe, as long as you won't call it Rasam... :) I will take the pepper-tamarind soup... :)
Thank you for this entry, btw I was hoping for a non-veg recipe from you girl... :)

indosungod said...

Rasam looks good and it is a must when craving sets in but my eyes won't move away from that fry (is it chicken fry) sitting next to the rasam :)

Rina said...

Thanks Sig, sorry to disappointment you with a veg dish. But except for fish gravy and aa very few mutton or pork dishes i don't use tamarind in non-veg dishes.

If u still want than i can send the Sardine fish gravy which is already posted on my blog as a second entry.

i liked your entry form. Makes things so easy.

Rina said...

Thanks Indo,...Yes that is chciken with Pepper...I'll post the recipe next.

Aparna said...

Funny, I know but I don't like rasam.
But my daughter can live on this for ever.:)

easycrafts said...

We always make pepper rasam when we have cold/cough..it acts as a natural medicine..nice one

Rina said...

Same here too, Easy. Pepper rasam is must when we r sick w/ cold or cough. A reall natural medicine...infact for my family the only medicine.

Kalai said...

Pepper rasam is such comfort food!! That chicken looks spectacular, Rina!! Hope you post the recipe soon. :)

Rina said...

Yea, yea Kalai...i'm working on it...i'll post it this week.