A Medicinal Indian Soup to boost our Immunity!
Kandathippili Rasam | Long Pepper Rasam, is one of the traditional Rasam variety in Tamil Nadu. Most of us would have learnt many recipes from our grandma (patti) and they used lots of medicinal ingredients in day to day cooking. For them the food is a medicine and they carefully choose the right ingredients for the day to day cooking. It’s sad that our current generation is slowly forgetting these valuable recipes and ingredients. Long pepper (Kandanthippili) is one such ingredient which has lot of medicinal properties . Long pepper (Kandanthippili) is a flowering vine variety and it is cultivated primarily for fruit, which is usually dried and used as spice and seasoning.
The key ingredient for Kandathippili Rasam | Long Pepper Rasam is Kandathippili. The fruit of the Long Pepper plant is called “Arisi Thipili” and the root is called “Kandanthippili).
Long pepper has a taste similar to, but hotter than peppercorns. Both Arisithippli and Kandanthippili has lots of medicinal values. My granny used to keep ground arisithippili readily and she will take a teaspoon of arisithippili powder and mix with honey to cure the stomach ache. Similarly, Kandanthippili is very good to boost the immunity. To know more about the benefits of Thippili refer this article about long pepper. We can get the roots and dried fruits from any Indian grocery shop or ayurvedic shop.
Kandanthippili Rasam | Long Pepper Rasam, very easy to make rasam variety if we have these thippili on hand. Whenever we have a body ache or feeling under the weather, this Kandathippili Rasam | Long Pepper Rasam will boost our energy and will make us feel brisk.
My granny also make a rasam with Garlic, Kandanthippili and Arisithippili which has a strong flavor, but purifies the stomach and cure many diseses. Please refer this link for the recipe
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