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POONDU RASAM/GARLIC RASAM

Garlic is closely related to onion family.Each segment of a garlic ball is called a clove.There are about 15 to 20 cloves.It is popular ingredient in cooking cos of it’s smell and taste.We have health benefits once when it chopped or crushed.It contains sulphur componds.It is very nutritious and has few calories.It is rich in Vit.C,Vit.B6 and Manganese.Various other nutrients are also present.Garlic supplement help prevent and reduce the severity of common illness like flu and common cold.High doses of garlic appear to improve blood pressure for those with high blood pressure. It also improves cholesterol levels.It is delicious and can add to savoury dishes,soups, sauces dressings and more.

Ingredients:

  • Pepper…..1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds…1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves…3 or 4
  • Dry chilles….2

Have to powder these ingredientsGarlic cloves to be crushed.

For rasam

  • Red chillies…. 2
  • Tomato…1
  • Turneric powder…1/4 tsp
  • Hing a pinch.
  • Mustard seeds…1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal split….1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves few
  • Oil…..1 tbs
  • Tamarind small lime size and extract pulp

Method

  • In a pan add oil and seasonings to it with red chillies.
  • Add crushed garlic to it
  • Fry a little and add tomatoes to it.
  • Now add the rasam powder to it.
  • Add asafoetida and then tamarind extract.
  • When it starts to boil add Coriander leaves and switch it off.
  • Serve with rice.

Suggestion:

I have used red chillies for the powder with seeds but can deseed and use it.

Can filter and have it as soup.