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Thippili Sathuamudhu

 Botanical name for long pepper is Piper Lon gum.  The bark of the plant is called Kandan Thippili and the dried fruit is called Arisi Thippili.  This Sathuamuthu is traditionally prepared to alleviate gastric issues .This sathumudu (Rasam) is very effective remedy for common cold and cough and body aches.

 Ingredients
  • Tamarind                                    a small lemon size
  • Salt                                               to taste
  • Coriander leaves
Roast and grind to  Powder
  • Kandathippili                               4 sticks
  • Arisi Thippili                                4-5 grains
  • Dry ginger powder                      1 tsp
  • Black pepper                                1 tsp
  • Jeera/cumin                                1 tsp
  • Red chillies                                  4 no
  • Toovar dhal                                 1 tsp
  • Asafetida                                     1/2 tsp
  •  curry leaves                               Few
  • Turmeric                                    a pinch
For seasoning:
  • Ghee                                       1tbsp
  • Mustard                                1/2 tsp
  • Black Pepper                        ¼ tsp
  • Jeera                                      1/4 tsp
  • Red chili                               1 no
  • Curry leaves                         few
 Method:
  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup of hot water, squeeze out the juice and discard the pulp. Keep aside.
  • Heat up a small pan and dry roast all above items and dry grind coarsely. (This powder can be made in excess and store for few days in an airtight container).
  • Stir the ground powder into the tamarind water.
  • Add salt into it and cook on medium heat until the raw smell of tamarind disappears (about 8 min). Add 2 cups of water.
  • When it begins to boil, remove from stove.
  • Temper with all seasonings in ghee. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Rasam can be served with rice or as a soup.

Thanks to Sadhanas recipies

General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:

  • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
  • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
  • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
  • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (http://anudinam.org/2012/03/08/bhagavad-tiruvaradhanam/)
  • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(http://anudinam.org/2012/06/11/srivaishnava-ahara-niyamam/)
  • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

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