Monday, November 7, 2011

Milagu Rasam / மிளகு ரசம்

An overdue post - 

Mr Hubby was suffering from running nose, fewer - all due to seasonal change from summer to winter.  I thought of making chicken or crap soup but he wanted something light and meatless - in other words vegetarian.

And I remember my mum use to make milagu rasam for us in our younger days.

What you need..
  • 4 tbs of black peppercorn
  • 2 tbs of coriander seeds
  • 1 tbs of cumin seeds
  • 5-6 shallots
  • 3-4 garlic
  • 3- 4 dry chillies
  • 1 tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp of urad dhal
  • 1 sprig of curry leave
  • 1 tomato - chopped finely
  • lemon size tamarind - soak in hot water
  • salt
  • 1/4 tsp of tumeric powder
  • coarsely chopped coriander leaves
How to do..
  • Dry roast slightly black peppercorn, coriander seeds, cumin seeds.
  • Let it cool, grind coarsely with shallots and garlic. Set aside
  • Heat oil in a wok/pan.
  • Add in mustard seeds, once it starts to pop, add in urad dhall, fry for a seconds.
  • Add in the dry chillies and curry leaves, stir further.
  • Add in the tomatoes - stir in till the tomatoes are soft.
  • Next add in the blended spices, give it another go for a few minutes
  • Pour in the tamarind juice, salt and tumeric, mix well and let it boil on medium heat.
  • Let it simmer for a few more minutes on low heat.
  • Remove from fire and add in the chopped coriander leaves.

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