Aachi Rasam Powder made of Coriander seeds (sabut dhania) – Coriander seeds is one of the major ingredient in rasam podi and gives warm, earthy robust tones. Cumin seeds (jeera) – On roasting, cumin seeds give warm and mildly bitter tones. Black peppercorns (kali mirch) – Gives pungency and sharpness to the spice mix. The way sambar and rasam are prepared are slightly different from one another. A sambar basically cooks the toor dal till it gets fully disintegrated. In the end, the texture is smooth and creamy due to the dal. Rasam on the other hand is far watery and lighter than the sambar. For people looking for miraculous weight loss, rasam promotes the removal of toxins by making the body sweat, produce more urine, and speed up the metabolism. Aachi Rasam Powder is also load with antioxidants that prevent free radical activity. The tamarind is rich in antioxidants that help keep the skin young and supple.
Rasam is a South Indian spice soup prepare with tamarind, tomatoes, spices, and herbs. Mustard, cumin, fenugreek & black pepper are the key spices using to flavor it. This humble and comforting soup is said to possess a lot of medicinal values as it is simmered with spices.
Best home remedy for cold and flu:
The tangy flavour of rasam helps to clean out your respiratory tract and the curry leaves in it helps you deal with flu-like symptoms. Curry leaves, tamarind extract, turmeric powder, red pepper and mustard seeds have a number of health benefits if you are prone to cold and cough. It is an excellent recovery food. Patients who have been ill or down with flu can load up on Rasam for easy inflow on vitamins and nutrients.
Preparation of Rasam:
Heat oil in a Kadai, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, dried red chillies, curry leaves, sliced tomato, and saute. Then add 20g rasam powder. Mix well. Add one-litre water and allow it to cook for some time. Then prepare 1 litre of tamarind juice and keep it aside. Then add salt. Check for the seasoning. Top with chopped coriander leaves. Remove from heat before it starts boiling quickly. Serve hot.