Feb 10, 2010

CHINTAPANDU CHARU

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This recipe is from my mom s chilhood memories.My grand mother (my moms mother- Ammaamma) use to make this chintapandu charu as a home remedy for ill people at home.Normaly I make charu with boiling tomato and tamarind to- gather and extract the juice and add charupodi boil and give the seasonining to the charu. But this is a total different recipe. In this recipe she didn't boli the tamarind water before,after seasoning only they give a full boil to the charu thats it.when I make this charu today the house is filled with great aroma that is because of freshely grinded raw spices may be. I coudn't wait immediately I had a full bowl of hot rice with this charu. Hope you also like this unique recipe from my mom.
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INGREDIENTS:-----
Tamarind --- 2 inch pieces 2 no. or 1 tea sp tamarind paste
FOR CHARU PODI:---
Cumin seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
Coriander seeds --- 1 tea sp
Black pepper --- 1/2 tea sp
Garlic --- 4 pods
Fresh coriander leaves --- 1/2 cup chopped or half bundle
Curry leaveas -- 1 spring
Red chilli powder ---- 1/4 tea sp
Salt -- 1 1/2 tea sp or according to your taste
Turmeric powder -- a pinch
FOR SEASONING:---
Oil --- 1 tea sp
Mustared seed -- 1/ tea sp
Cumin seeds -- !/4 tea sp
Dry red chilli -- 1 broken
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METHOD:----

  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 10 min. and extract juice with 3 cups water.
  • Grind Charu podi ingredients- Cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper corns(no need to fry this spices grind them raw only if you grind the the taste will be different . )
  • First grind the seeds at last add garlic pods and grind for a sec.
  • Now add this spice mixture to the tamarind water.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.
  • Now heat a pan with 1 tea sp oil and add mustared seeds let them popup then add cumin seeds and droken red chilli and fry for a while .
  • Add this seasoning to the tamarind water.Now bring this tamarind water pan to the heat mix well and bring to a full boil.
  • Remove from heat and serve with hot steamed rice
Note:--- This Charu will be a good choice after you suffered with a heavy feaver.
When you are ill if you take this charu as a soup or with little mashed steamed rice or idli (because rice and idli both are easy digestive food) that gives a very excellent taste to your mouth and it helps in digestion also.

32 comments:

Prathibha said...

Even I make this at home...the easiest of all rasam's n no grinding n chopping work required...looks nice..

Rachana Kothari said...

mmmm mouthwatering!!!! what a lovely, tangy and yummy recipe:) I would love to have this even if I am not ill:) And mum's recipes are always the best:)

Tina said...

Its a new recipe..Sounds great and yummy....

sowmya.s said...

nice pictures..yummy rasam..

kitchen queen said...

nice healthy appetising and refreshing charu.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - even I can smell the aroma of the freshly ground spices here...
Must be awesome...

Priya said...

Nothing will beat the freshly ground spice powder na..delicious charu..looks fantastic...

notyet100 said...

wow this looks so comforting thnks for sharing,..

Pari said...

Rekha, with my blocked nose I can smell this. LOL
Too good dear and I really need a glass of that.

Guntur Traditions said...

nice rasam recip
even i love simple recipes like this!!!!

Usha said...

Wow loved the spices in the charu, looks inviting ! Bookmarked !

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

This is one of my favorite rasams. I love the way you took those step by step pictures.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe,looks very nice and full of flavours...tangy too...

Asha said...

Beautiful looking Charu, thanks for posting the recipe of your gradma.

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mouthwatering rasam makes hearty meal.

jeyashrisuresh said...

looks gorgeous and perfect for winter.bookmarked,my daughter is having severe cold now,will make this for her.

Gita said...

Rekha, I can only imagine the flavors of this charu made from fresh! What lovely pictures, especially loved the grinding dear...looks too good :0

priya said...

wow...looking so mouth watering.....very nice presentation, dear!

Smitha said...

Something akin to menasina saaru :)love it

Cham said...

Very apetizing charu!

Siddhi S said...

wow very nice recipe...i like traditional recipe, thnx for sharing

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering Padma. I know when I was sick few days how I longed for this and when I drank it was so soothing and refreshing.

LG said...

This soup tastes heavenly! We too love this :)

Valarmathi said...

Well presented. Looks yummy.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Tamarind Rasam, mmmm very comforting and the pics are very depecting!!!

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Padhu said...

Simple and easy .Lovely pics
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Swapna Sree said...

my fav charu,,love to have hot rice...nice clicks...

shahana said...

nice clicks!!!

AdukalaVishesham said...

yep perfect when you are down with cold...

nisha said...

I can have this rasam anytime :)

Jagruti said...

Mouthwatering recipe...looks so delicious and new to me..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...feel like drinking it right now....yummy....