Simple Pepper Soup or Rasam



Thuvar dal (red gram dhal)-2 tsp(cooked in 1 cup water)
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Black Pepper – 1/2 tsp
B.pepper powde r- a pinch
Red chilli – 2
Tamarind paste – 1/2 tps
Turmeric -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -5
Water – 3 cups
Ghee – 1/2 tsp
Jaggery or brown sugar -1/4 tsp.
Asafoetida powder -1/4 tsp
Tomatoes -2 med.(cut into small pieces)
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
1. Soak thuvar dal in hot water for 10min.
2. Add a pinch of turmeric and cumin seeds and pressure cook until soft Use a whisk to make into a smooth consistency and keep it aside.
3. Dry roast cumin seeds, b.pepper and grind it by adding a little bit of water along with R.chilies and 2 curry leaves and keep it aside.
4. Take a sauce pan, add water and mix the tamarind paste, turmeric, salt, jaggery or brown sugar and asafoetida and bring it to a boil. Then add the cut tomatoes.
5. Let this boil for few minutes, and then after about 5 min.add the ground mixture and let it simmer for another 5 min.
6. Lower the heat and add the dal mixture.
7. For garnishing: Take a butter pan, add ghee, once warm add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter add cumin seeds and sprinkle some crushed pepper powder and add curry leaves.
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