Indian confinement recipes (part 2)
#1 Garlic Rasam
A staple diet amongst Indians, this traditional appetiser is a panacea for many an ill, be it a nagging cold or a bout of fever. It also makes great confinement food.
What you need:
Small tamarind (extract water out of it)
Garlic 5-6 pods
Pepper 1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies 2-3
Salt as per taste
For seasoning - Mustard, Jeera (cumin), Curry leaves, Ghee
What you do:
Take out the extract of tamarind and make into one glass of water. In that water add salt and boil it till raw smell of tamarind goes.
Meanwhile, in a mixer grind garlic, pepper and red chillies together like a paste.
Once the tamarind water is boiled add the ground paste to it and add some more water to the required quantity.
Once it is boiled, season with the ingredients in ghee.
Serve hot with rice.