Friday, August 1, 2008
This recipe has been given to us by our good friend Ani.His aunt visited him a couple of years ago and we got to eat her deliciously cooked south indian fare.This is her recipe.
4 cups water
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
1 sprig (about 7) curry leaf
6 pods garlic crushed
1 tomato chopped
1 1/2 tsp cumin-pepper powder (Grind equal quantity black pepper and cumin seeds)
1 tsp asafoetida powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp red chilli powder (I use 1 tsp rasam powder instead)
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad daal (black gram lentil)
1 red chilli
In a pan, take 4 cups water.
Add the tamarind paste, cumin-pepper powder,coriander leaves , curry leaves and crushed garlic.
Add the asafoetida, tomato ,salt and chilli powder
Heat on medium flame till the aroma of tamarind is gone .(about 10 mins)
Add a cup of water and give a boil.
Add the seasonings and serve hot with rice.