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 lemon size-tamarind soak in hot water
A few curry leaves
salt to taste
1tebsp-chopped coriander leaves
11/2 tesp-cumin seeds
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