Care, love, medication and prayers are few things which are essential when you are down with any disease. One of the commonest things here which makes us sick often is FLU. ummm... you see a cloud there and there is a cloud of aaachhooo.....at home :( All that I can think of on such occasion is Pepper Rasam. A very soothing soup for those aaaaaaccchooooo...... ya....cold ridden days.
Tamarind juice : 1/2tbsp
Jaggery to adjust flavor
Water : 4 cups
Garlic pods:3 Chopped finely
Onion : 1/2 chopped finely
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Red chillies : 1/2 cut into small pieces
Curry leaves: 1 line
ghee: 1 tsp
In a vessel/kadhai/wok heat ghee when it is hot add mustard let it crackle, add finely chopped garlic. Sautee till garlic is red, then add in onions and continue to sautee till onions are transparent. Add pepper, red chillies, curry leaves and give a good stir. Add tamarind juice and 4 cups of water and salt. Bring it to boil. When it starts showing bubbles taste little water and adjust the flavor using jaggery. Rasam should be little tangy with a hint of sweetness.. Do not boil it for loong time. Once flavors are adjusted switch off the stove. Serve it hot with steaming hot rice. Rasam should be more than rice. This rasam is a comforter for those cold ridden days.
We bloggers from Singapore have donated a little amount for Donate for a heart campaign of Srivalli. You can check out a detailed post written by Srivalli here She is helping AnitaLakshmi for her heart operation. Following are the contributors from our Kitchen Connect Team :
Priyanka of Asan Khana
Priti of Indian Khana
Lakshmi of Taste of Mysore
Hari Priya Reddy of Indian Hut
Nupur of Cinnamon Hut
If you are a reader of this blog or a fellow blogger, do send in as much as you can afford to Srivalli's campaign. Little drops of water make a mighty ocean...You can write to Srivalli at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
I also donated little money for Bihar flood victims. Millions of poor have lost their home and families. You can donate money through ICICI bank. You can check out the details on ICICI bank web page. I have not put up to do a self boasting but to make an appeal to all my readers and fellow citizens of India or those Indians at heart living anywhere in the world. Your little donation might help one person get food or shelter or both.
"You cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love" says Mother Theresa..