Jul 13, 2008

GARLIC RASAM[velluli charu]

Rasams or charu is a South Indian soup prepared with tamarind juice,tomatoes and some spices there are many verieties in rasam most of them was made by tamarind juice and lentils and it is eaten with plain rice or can be had as a soup by it self.In a normal South Indian meal Rasam or Charu is must

And to day my special is Velluli charu[Garlic rasam or poondu rasam].Normaly rasam is very good for helth with good fragrant of coriander,It aids in digestion and also helps in getting relived from sinuses.And main ingredient garlic is claimed to help prevent heart disease,high cholesterol,high blood pressure and cancer also.Every day 2 cloves garlic will help you to prevent high cholesterol and also regulate blood sugar levels

Mash rice with hand and mix with hot rasam and a dollop of ghee with pappad or pakodis wow I don't want any thing that day

And here my recipe

1 small-tomato

1 small lemon size-tamarind soak in hot water

1/2tesp-turmeric powder


4cloves-garlic crushed

1/2 tesp-mustard

A few curry leaves

salt to taste

1tebsp-chopped coriander leaves

For powder:-

1tesp-coriander seeds

11/2 tesp-cumin seeds

1/2tesp-black pepper

dry rost all the above ingredients and crush them[you can make a powder in mixee]

Sqeez out soaked tamarind and extract juice with 1 cup of water
Mash tomato with hand and add to tamarind
Crush garlic and addto tamarind juice and boil for 5 min.
Then add salt, turmeric,coriander,cumin,pepper powder,curry leaves,coriander leaves and let it boil for 5 more min,
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds allow them to creckle add this to rasam mix well and remove from fire and add some more chopped coriander leaves.
serve hot with rice and pappad


Ramya Bala said...

Nice recipe.I make all the rasams with garlic...Use to crush and add while boiling...mine use to be Masala rasam :)....Will post soon...I don't know for some reason,I can't make the traditional rasam like urs..I simply luv it

Shreya said...

This velluli charu recipe is just lovely! Very healthy too. Thanks:-)

notyet100 said...

looks tasty,..will sure try this ,..fromur blog,..thnks for sharin,,never had garlic rasam,..

Indian Khana said...

Lovely rasam..I also add extra garlic in rasam..

Deepthi Shankar said...

lovely rasam .. very good for cold

ST said...

Lovely and tasty rasam.....I also add crushed garlic to rasam but not original garlic rasam....

Suma Rajesh said...

i am a garlic lover and anything with garlic specially rasam with hot rice is delicious...is mouthwatering