Tuesday 24 September 2013

Kandathippili Rasam

Kandathippili is available in herbals stores in South India, they are about 2-3inch long sticks. These sticks have many medicinal values and its used in cooking. If you are suffering from body aches,cold or fever, make a simple comforting food aka rasam with these kandathippili sticks and enjoy it. After having this spiced soup you will definitely see the difference. My mom brought me these kandathippili sticks from India and i tried recently this rasam with those herbal sticks.

While talking with my mom she told that my grandma makes even tangy gravy aka kuzhambu with this sticks, however my first trial with this kandathippili sticks is this rasam. You can have this rasam just like a soup or else with some rice.This rasam is quite famous in Tamil Nadu cuisine especially among the Iyer community.

5nos Kandathippili sticks
1tsp Black peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Dry Ginger/sukku
1no Tomato
Few curry leaves
1tsp Mustard seeds+cumin seeds
A pinch Asafoetida powder
1/4cup Tamarind juice

Heat a teaspoon of oil, add the kandathippili sticks, black peppercorns,cumin seeds, dry red chillies, dry ginger and roast until a nice aroma comes from.

Once this roasted spices gets cool, grind it as fine powder and keep aside.

Crush the tomato and take it in 3cups of water.

Bring boil the tomato added water, tamarind juice,salt together for few minutes until the raw smell of the tamarind goes away.

Now add enough the grounded powder, put off the stove.

Now heat oil for tempering, let splutters the mustard seed,cumin seeds, add the asafoetida powder,curry leaves, add this tempered spices to the rasam.

Give a stir and serve immediately.


Unknown said...

Looks wonderful :)

Gloria Fernandes said...

Such yummy rasam with so many health benefits..