In her latest Instagram video, Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone has revealed that her favourite food is home cooked South Indian meals. She particularly enjoys a humble plate of white rice and spicy rasam. Deepika has shared the video asking her fans about their favourite comfort food. Actress Parineeti Chopra joined the conversation saying that pizza is her preferred comfort food. Meanwhile, newcomer Ananya Pander too commented that she loves tasty South Indian food.
Deepika who loves to try out different cuisines enjoys the local chat varieties and the iconic street food in Mumbai.
Here is a pretty simple recipe of rasam that is spicy and a bit sour.
Rasam is a watery stock that is an integral part of typical South Indian meals. You could either have rasam with rice or enjoy it as a spicy and hot soup.
1 ½ cup water in which lentils have been boiled (to make the rasam thicker)
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp cumin
2 green chillies
4 garlic cloves
1 small piece ginger
1 big tomatoes (diced)
1 small piece asafoetida
2 sprigs curry leaves
Mustard seeds as required
Fenugreek seeds as required
Crush the shallots, ginger, garlic and green chillies
Boil the crushed ingredients, turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, coriander powder, cumin, tomato and coriander leaves in lentil water and tamarind water
You could add more water if required
Heat coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds
Sauté curry leaves and asafoetida
Add this tempering into the rasam
Enjoy the rasam while it is still hot.