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Healthy Rasam -- Healthy Chaaru -- Rasam with Curry Leaves

Healthy Rasam
I have learned this recipe from my domestic helper.She used to prepare this whenever she feels sick and got the ingredients blended in my blender. So I also learn this and started preparing it whenever we have cold climate. It is really good for kids also, as the ingredients in this are good for digestion and helps in clearing the blockages in the throat. First we need to prepare masala and then make charu or rasam.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Recipe Category: Rasam
Recipe Cuisine: Andhra
Serves: 6 people

Ingredients:

For Masala:

  • Curry Leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Dry Ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Black Pepper Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp
  • Garlic -1 tbsp
  • Ajwain Seeds - 1 tbsp
Healthy Rasam

  1. Wash curry leaves thoroughly. 
  2. Crush the dry ginger. 
  3. Put all the ingredients in a blender jar and make a smooth paste of them. 
Healthy Rasam

For Charu/Rasam:


  • Tamarind Pulp - 1/2 cup
  • Salt  - to taste
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli -  1

Procedure:


  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chilli, when they crackle, add the above masala paste.
  2. Fry till it releases oil or till we get the aroma of the ingredients.
  3. Add tamarind pulp, salt and turmeric powder. 
  4. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water. Allow it to boil for 5 minutes. 
  5. Simmer for 3 more minutes and transfer this to a serving bowl.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and curry leaves. 
  7. Serve it with rice. 
  8. This can be stored for two or three days also.
Healthy Rasam

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