As my quest to blog every day for this month (NaBloPoMo) continues, I am amazed at all my blogger friends out there who post such wonderful content each day for all of us to read. It is their work that continues to inspire me to post more regularly, and more importantly, post better content.
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.
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).