Cold, windy, not yet rainy spring in the Netherlands calls for a spicy, healing Rasam. There are million ways of making a rasam but this is my favorite one for the season – Pepper Rasam or also called Milagu Rasam in Tamil. Now that we are all quarantined for good, keeping up your immunity is the most important thing. Trust me this recipe combined with some spicy potatoes or a cabbage thoran and a plate full of rice will bring smile to your face.
That pot right there was all finished by ME! You know those days when you just want to have a good cry and you choose a soppy romantic film like Serendipity or Sweet November. I think I have finally grown up! Now I crave for a warm bowl of peppery soup so that I can cry my cold and moody self. A decade back I would have been offended if someone didn’t like such films but recently I tried to force myself to cry while watching one and had no reaction at all. Maybe this is a sign of heart turning stone cold or true meaning of ‘adulting’ Do you still watch such films? And no judgement if you do!
If you are not familiar with South Indian food, this dish might be new. But most British-Indian restaurants serve a soup called – Mulligatawny Soup. Do you know what that is? It is literally the same dish above with some vegetables and coconut milk. Rasam is the original mother of the famous British Mulligatawny Soup which comes from the Tamil words Milagu = pepper and Tani = water.
I would love for you all to stay safe and enjoy this time with your family or alone (discovering yourself and and your talents) and keep cooking for sanity.
Here’s the recipe for you. Let me know below in the comments if you give it a try.