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Feb 18, 2016

460:MINT RASAM / PUDINA SAATHUAMUTHU



Mint rasam/Saathuamuthu is entirely different from the normal rasam and is prepared a using mint leaf which enhances the flavor of rasam. Pudina not only has a unique taste and smell, but it also has a number of health benefits. It promotes digestion, aids in healing nausea, and relieves headache and cough.

The below recipe works best for days when you have a runny nose and itchy throat.

Do give it a try !

Ingredients

Tamarind                   Lemon size
Turmeric Powder        ½ Tsp.             
Water                        2 cups
Rasam Powder           1 Tbsp.                         
Salt                         as required
Mint leaves               few                                    
                          
To Grind

Mint / Pudina Leaves    ½ cup chopped finely 
Tomatoes                    1 no.
Green Chili                  1 no.
Grated Ginger              1 Tsp.
Peppercorns                 ¼  Tsp.
Cumin seeds                ¼ Tsp.

TO TEMPER

Ghee                                     1 Tbsp.
Mustard Seeds:                      1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds                          ¼ Tsp.
Curry Leaves:                         ½ sprig

Method:

  • Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of hot water for 10 mins. Extract the tamarind water and add turmeric powder, salt and rasam powder. Mix it well and Boil it.
  • In a small kadai, add a ½ tsp of Ghee , saute the chopped tamatoe, green chili , ginger, peppercorns, cumin seeds and  mint leaves  for a minute.
  • Grind all the above with little water to a smooth paste consistency.
  • Add grind mint paste to the tamarind mixture. Mix it well and bring it Boil,
  • till the raw smell goes off on low flame, in this stage you can add little water if needed(I didn't add), if needed add salt too.
  • Once the rasam gets boiled nicely , switch off . Prepare a tempering . Heat a tsp of ghee, add mustard seeds ,When mustard splutters add curry leaves and switch off. Pour it over the rasam.
  • Garnish with Pudina leaves.
  • Serve piping hot Pudina Rasam with hot steaming rice or sip it as a soup or as a yummy tonic for your indigestion / cold & cough.


Note:
  • I want to get perfect Mint flavor to the rasam so, I did not add Hing powder to the rasam.
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