Hot Tomato Pepper Rasam Soup

Description

A wonderful treat from India, and despite simple, made superb by the delicious array of ingredients.

Ingredients

2  
tomatoes (cooked with water in microwave)
1  
ball of tamarind
4 clv
garlic (peeled and chopped)
1  
dry red chilli
2 T
fresh coriander (chopped)
1 ds
Asafetida
1⁄2 T
mustard seeds
2 T
cumin
1 T
black peppercorns
1⁄4 T
turmeric
3 T
vegetable oil
4 c
water
   
salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Dry roast pepper and cumin seeds and grind to a powder.
  2. Soak tamarind in one cup of warm water, strain and reserve.
  3. In a hot pan add the mustard seeds until they splutter, then adding the red chillies, curry leaves, and chopped garlic stirring well.
  4. Add the tamarind juice, the juice squeezed from the ooked tomatoes, the Asafetida, turmeric, cumin-pepper powder and salt.
  5. Add two cups of water and bring to boil.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.