Thippili Rasam or Pippali Rasam is an excellent therapeutic recipe with rich healthy goodness. It is very soothing and comforting especially when you are down with flu. Thippili (Long pepper) is a flowering, fruit-bearing plant that is used for its medicinal properties. Will grow easily in the kitchen garden. Long Pepper is commonly known as Arisi Thippili or Thippili in Tamil, Pippali in Hindi and has the scientific name, Piper longum. Thippili or Pippali rasam is an easy form to consume thippili. Let us see how to make this “drink and digest” rasam.
In a pan, heat ghee and saute tippili leaves for 2-3 minutes and leave it to cool.
In the same pan add little ghee and roast pepper , Jeera and red chillies and leave it to cool.
Transfer tippili, roasted pepper, Jeera and red chillies to a Blemder.
Blend into a smooth paste.
In a kadai, add chopped tomatoes, Turmeric powder, hing , salt and little water ,allow it boil till the tomatoes are cooked.
Now add Tamarind paste, allow it to boil for 2-3 minutes.
Then add grinded tippili spice mixture to it and boil for 1 minute.
Now add boiled dhall and little water and simmer the flame.
Wait till it froths.
heat ghee in a small pan ,fry Jeera
and add to the rasam.