Here is my entry for Theme Thursday where the theme for this week is Soup! One of my current reads is 'Soup of the Day' and I have discovered wonderful soups in that book. Lots of wonderful pictures to tasty you up with visual treats and many vegetarian options for me to try out - this book is definitely a good read.
We grew up on a diet of mostly, simple South Indian food – a little white rice served along with steamed and stir fried vegetables and either a rasam and/or sambar to accompany the rice. The rasam is so simple, so versatile and so satisfying – it is perfect for everyday as well as for days when you yearn for soul food, when you are sick, when you are healthy. There is a rasam for almost every sickness, I am guessing – my mom made a rasam for colds and coughs and another for an upset stomach. Mulligatawny soup has its origins in the humble rasam – the word comes from the Tamil language – Milagu Thanni – literally meaning Pepper Water and the main ingredients of rasam are tamarind water and spices (pepper being one main spice).
Image courtesy: Tasty Appetite
My Travel Thursday posts will start next week...