Another recipe by OiD for entry into the cookbook!

South Indian Pepper Water
(Tamatur Rasam)

This yummy vegetarian soup is guaranteed to gently warm yer cockles on even the frostiest of evenings!

You Will Need:
½ tsp Fresh ground black or Szechwan pepper
1 tsp cumin seed
½ tsp mustard seed
¼ tsp asafoetida
2 whole dried red chillies
4-6 curry leaves
½ tsp turmeric
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
300ml of tomato juice (liquidise some tinned tomatoes for a thicker soup)
Juice of 2 lemons
100 ml water
fresh coriander for garnish.

To cook:
Heat a little oil in a large pan & fry the 1st 8 ingredients until the chillies are nearly black & the garlic is a nice golden brown. Lower the heat & add the tomato & lemon juice, water & salt (to taste). Bring to boil & simmer for 10 mins. Serve & garnish with coriander, (and fresh yogart or cream).