Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Miriyala Chaaru | Pepper Rasam | Milagu Rasam


Miriyalu in Telugu means black pepper and Chaaru means rasam.  Miriyala Charu is an essential part of a traditional Andhra meal.  This rasam/soup is prepared with tamarind and dal water, garlic pods and spices like black pepper and cumin seeds.  Try this highly aromatic rasam/soup and you will absolutely love it.






Ingredients:

  • Tur dal - 1 tbsp cooked and mashed
  • Tomatoes - 1 medium size cooked along with the dal and mashed.
  • Tamarind -  lemon size
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Dhaniya/coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 4 flakes
  • Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2
  • Curry Leaves - A few
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup shredded
  • Asafoetida/Hing - 1 pinch
  • Salt - As required
  • Oil - 3 tsp

How To Prepare Miriyala Chaaru or Milagu Rasam:

  • Soak tamarind in water for half an hour so that it becomes a bit soft, then mash and take the juice and keep aside.
  • Add water to the mashed dal and tomato and mix well.
  • Then add turmeric and daniya powder, tamarind juice and coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in kadai and add mustard seeds.  Once they start spluttering, add asafoetida, garlic, red chillies, curry leaves, pepper powder and jeera powder and fry for a few seconds.
  • Now pour the dal mixture.  Let it boil for some time.

  • Switch off after 7-8 minutes.  Hot pepper rasam is ready to serve with papads.
  • Tastes ooooh so yumm with rice.

Notes:
  • DO NOT let the rasam boil for a long time.
  • Since we are adding pepper in this dish, adjust the red chillies according to your spice level.

8 comments:

  1. Yummy rasam. Love it. Stop by at my space.

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  2. Delicious yummy rasam. Merry christmas and Happy new year to you.

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  3. This Pepper Rasam is perfect for this season. well done.
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  4. I usually make pepper rasam during winter. Your rasam looks very tempting.

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  5. Thank you Linsy, Swathi, Eliza & Nithya for your lovely comments :)

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  6. this is something i love to have any time....you have many of good recipes.. do try to visit my place when time permits love to have your feedback dear.following u glad if u follow me back.. Have a good day.. Happy Blogging
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  7. Rasam is every popular in my house. We can have it everyday. I like your version with the peppery punch. Looks really inviting.

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