Thippili / Pippal Rasam

 Thippili Rasam was in my todo list for a long time and last week I got both Arisi Thippili and Kandan Thippili and here I am with the recipe. Arisi Thippili is nothing both long pepper or Pippal and I have posted the kashayam prepared with that in 2014. It is a very soothing and comforting rasam especially when you are down with flu. Long pepper or thippili is known for its expectorant properties. I like both kashayam and rasam but me being a rasam lover will always opt for it.

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I have mentioned about Meenakshi ammal’s cook book. I got the idea of this rasam from her cook book. It’s just the variation of jeera-milagu (cumin-pepper) rasam. You just need to adjust the spice level when adding the thippilis. I didn’t follow her exact recipe, but went with my jeera milagu rasam (I add more cumin than pepper) and included these thippilis. Arisi Thippili is the fruit of the pippal tree whereas kandan thippili is the root. If you have both, add both if not either one should be fine. Luckily I got both so I am adding them both.

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Kandan Thippili

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Arisi Thippili

Ingredients:

To soak and grind:

  • Tamarind – small gooseberry sized
  • Jeera / Cumin seeds – 2 tbsps
  • Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Long Pepper / Arisi Thippili – 1 tsp
  • Kandan Thippili Sticks – 3 to 4
  • Curry leaves – 2 strands
  • Toor dal – 1 tsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Water – 4 cups
  • Cilantro – a hand ful
  • Jaggery – a small piece
  • Salt – 2 tsps
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Tomato – 1

For Tempering:

  • Ghee / Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Hing – 1/2 tsp

Steps:

  • Soak the ingredients given under “To soak and grind” for half an hour and drain the water.

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  • Grind it into a coarse paste.

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  • Add this paste to the heavy bottomed vessel and also add the chopped tomatoes.
  • Add 2 cups of water, salt, jaggery,cilantro and turmeric powder.

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  • Let it simmer in medium heat till the aroma comes out. (For up to 10 minutes)
  • Now add the remaining cups of water and let it simmer till the froth forms on the top.
  • That’s it. Turn off the heat and in a separate tadka pan, heat the oil and once it is hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing.
  • As they start to crackle add it to the rasam.

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Thippili rasam is ready. Serve it hot with rice.

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Notes:

  • As I had seedless tamarind, I soaked and grinded along with other ingredients. But you go with the regular way. Just soaking in water and squeezing about 1 cup of Tamarind juice.
  • Garlic cloves can be added to this rasam or you can grind 2 cloves of garlic along with the other ingredients.

 

Thippili / Pippal Rasam
A medicinal rasam prepared with Arisi and Kandan Thippili is used as a home remedy for cold and cough.
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
To soak and grind
  1. Tamarind - small gooseberry sized
  2. Jeera / Cumin seeds - 2 tbsps
  3. Pepper - 1 tsp
  4. Long Pepper / Arisi Thippili - 1 tsp
  5. Kandan Thippili Sticks - 3 to 4
  6. Curry leaves - 2 strands
  7. Toor dal - 1 tsp
Other Ingredients
  1. Water - 4 cups
  2. Cilantro - a hand ful
  3. Jaggery - a small piece
  4. Salt - 2 tsps
  5. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Tomato - 1
For Tempering
  1. Ghee / Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Hing - 1/2 tsp
Instructions
  1. Soak the ingredients given under “To soak and grind” for half an hour and drain the water.
  2. Grind it into a coarse paste.
  3. Add this paste to the heavy bottomed vessel and also add the chopped tomatoes.
  4. Add 2 cups of water, salt, jagger and turmeric powder.
  5. Let it simmer in medium heat till the aroma comes out. (For up to 10 minutes)
  6. Now add the chopped cilantro and add the remaining cups of water and let it simmer till the froth forms on the top.
  7. That’s it. Turn off the heat and in a separate tadka pan, heat the oil and once it is hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and hing.
  8. As they start to crackle add it to the rasam.
  9. Thippili rasam is ready. Serve it hot with rice.
Notes
  1. As I had seedless tamarind, I soaked and grinded along with other ingredients. But you go with the regular way. Just soaking in water and squeezing about 1 cup of Tamarind juice.
  2. Garlic cloves can be added to this rasam or you can grind 2 cloves of garlic along with the other ingredients.
Adapted from From Meenakshi Ammal’s Cook And See
Adapted from From Meenakshi Ammal’s Cook And See
Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen http://www.vidhyashomecooking.com/

 

 

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