udupi rasam, south Indian rasam

  Udupi  is    a well known city in  Karnataka state for its unique flavorsome cuisine, the beautiful divine Krishna temple,  and the  chain of popular Udupi restaurants known for the pure Shivalli brahmin style cooking.Sadly like many good eating places the name Udupi has been misused as it draws patrons in huge numbers, while… 

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 It is very convenient to have such ready to make Rasam mix at home rather than relying on store bought premixes as you cannot make your alterations, besides they are expensive too. These ready to make powders come handy for business travellers who remain out of home and would like to prepare home made Rasam… 

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Tomato Rasam / Thakkali rasam

tomato rasam / thakkali rasam

Rasam or Chaaru or Saaru is a SouthIndian thin clear soup., traditionallyprepared using tamarind juice as a base, with the addition of tomato, and chili pepper, pepper, cumin and other spices asseasonings. Steamed lentils are added along with any preferredvegetables. Nowadays all the seasonings requiredare combined and ground beforehand into a rasam powder, which is available commercially.It is eaten with rice or separately as a spicy soup. In a traditional meal, it… 

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Kalyana Rasam ( wedding rasam )

kalyana rasam, wedding rasam

  I always take pride that  the two most prepared items  in our kitchen , the rasam and sambar has been perfected over the years through several trials and many varieties are being prepared, yet there always comes the time when you sit down to a scrumptious wedding feast and served hot sambar or rasam… 

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