We went away to Tampa, Florida for the last week of December and soaked in all the sun, visited the beach, relaxed, went to the zoo, aquarium, and had fun with the kids.
Lil A and Tiny M went swimming everyday and grew more confident about being in the water. There was also a splash pad in the resort, but they didn't care for it much. After 5 days of fun-filled days, we came back home and promptly fell sick.
So I made goddu saar or rasam, friend some papads and made some rice and we all had a big bowl of the rasam which aswin and my MIL swear by. The perfect mix of sour and sweet soothes the throat and the soul.
Here is her recipe.
1 1/2 tbspoon toor dal
1/2 tspoon tamarind paste
1 tbspoon jaggery
1 tspoon ghee
1/2 tspoon tumeric powder
pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
1 tspoon ghee
2 red chillie
1/4 tspoon mustard seeds
4-5 torn curry leaves
Mix the tamarind paste in one cup water and mix nicely.
Then take a pan, heat the ghee and roast the toor dal till it turns golden and has a nice aroma.
Heat the tamarind water, add the asafoetida, jaggery and turmeric powder in it. Once it come to boil, add the dal and let it cook for 10-11 minutes till the dal has softened.
Add salt swtich it off.
Take a tempering pan, add ghee, and then temper it with mustard seeds first. Once they start popping, add the chillies and then curry leaves.
Add this to the rasam.