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Saturday, February 10, 2007

RED CHILLY RASAM (Killu Milagai Rasam)

Red Chilly Rasam (Killu Milagai Rasam)
As the name suggests, red chillies are the main ingredient used in this rasam. It is for those who like spicy Rasams. Red chilly has a very distinctive flavor.
Ingredients
Red chillies – 4-5
Tamarind - lemon size (soaked in luke warm water)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon.
Salt to taste.
Ghee or Oil – 1 tsp
Curry leaves -1 sprig.
Coriander leaves for garnish
Method
Break the red chillies into half. In a pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and when they start to crackle add the red chillies. When the red chillies get plump, Add the curry leaves. Add the tamarind water. Squeeze our the tamarind pulp and add the concentrated water first and then the diluted one. Add salt and let it boil till the raw smell of the tamarind is gone. Once done, remove from flame. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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