Sunday, December 13, 2015

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In India, there is no household, which does not use drumsticks... which is very rich in dietary fiber, helps in treating the diseases of liver, spleen etc., good for bones, heart, skin, and it is supposed to impart a glow on our face.  Used  widely in Siddha medicine too. Drumstick soup relieves chest congestion, sore throat and coughs, very good for pregnant women. Drumstick is said to be a great blood purifier too.
I have heard of Drumsticks rasam, but have never made it. To this rasam , I also added Lemon juice, which is rich in Vitamin C, and also pepper and jeera which are good for respiratory system. Can be had as a soup too!

                                                                     Tur dhal - 1/4 cup
                                                           Drumsticks - 3, cut into long bits
                                                             Tomato - 1, finely chopped
                                                               Green chillies - 2, slit
                                                                  Tamarind paste - 1tsp
                                                                 Sambar powder - 1 tsp
                                                                   Solid hing - 1 piece
                                                                       Curry leaves
                                                                Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
                                                                         Salt to taste
                                                                   Lemon juice - 1 tsp
                                                         Coriander leaves for garnishing

                                                                    For Seasoning
                                                                      Ghee - 1 tsp
                                                                 Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
                                                                   Pepper -3/4 tsp
                                                                    Jeera - 3/4 tsp
                                                                      Red chilli -1, broken

                                        Recipe Cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch / Dinner/ Soup
                                        Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 15 mts;
                                                                           Serves 3-4

                      Tur dhal and drumsticks, pressure cooked. Remove the pulp from the drumsticks.

                                   Drumstick pods and curry leaves added to water, roughly 2-3 cups

Tamarind paste, tomato, sambar powder, turmeric,  salt, solid hing, slit green chillies all dumped into, and allowed to boil, till the tamarind paste loses its raw smell and the rasam shrinks to half of what it was.

The cooked tur dhal, with some water added, flames kept on lowest.

                       Garnished with coriander leaves, above mentioned seasonings done. Switch off when it becomes frothy.

Lemon juice added

Rasam or is ready!!!

Serve it hot with steaming rice, and any dry curry of your choice.

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