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Drumstick Rasam

drumstick-rasam

A super nutritious and traditional lentil-based preparation. Its a perfect balance of protein, zinc, manganese, folic acid, fibre and iron, vitamin A, B3, zinc, copper, magnesium, selenium, iron and calcium. Besides lentils, it contains a variety of ingredients like turmeric, black pepper, curry leaves, tomatoes, tamarind and drumsticks – making it a powerful immunity booster and a sure-fire way to release excess mucous from the body. It also helps in stimulating digestion and can be used as a remedy to fight bloating and flatulence.

Ingredients:

Tamarind                  1 lemon sized ball

Drumsticks               3 sticks

Chopped coriander  for garnish

Pink Himalayan salt  to taste

Tur dal                      2 tbsp ( soaked for 10-12 hrs)

Hing                         a pinch

Ingredients for rasam powder : 

Pure A2 cow ghee           1 tbsp

Coriander seeds              2 tsp

Peppercorns                    1 tsp

Cumin seeds                   1/2 tsp

Tur dal                              2 tsp

Ingredients for seasoning : 

Mustard seeds           1 tsp

Tomato                       1 medium

Curry leaves               few

Pure A2 cow ghee     1 tsp

Method:

  1. Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.
  2. Pressure cook the tur dal, mash and keep it aside.
  3. Wash, chop and boil the Drumstick pieces
  4. Heat the pan, add the grinding ingredients remove it and grind this in a mixer.
  5. To the tamarind juice and drumstick, add curry leaves and hing and give it a boil.
  6. Add the mashed dal with 2 cups of water and continue boiling.
  7. Finally add the ground masala. When you smell the aroma, turn off the flame.
  8. Heat another pan -add ghee, mustard seeds, curry leaves and chopped tomatoes and sauté till cooked and finally add it to the rasam.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

Health benefits:

  1. Drumstick regulates sugar levels and boosts immunity. Its great at boosting hemoglobin levels too
  2. The combination of tamarind, tomato, pepper have an antioxidant effect and contains wealth of trace minerals.
  3. Facilitates easy digestion.
  4. A great soup for cold and coughs.

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