Rasam is a thin, tangy soup from south India that is made with a rich combination of lentils, peppers and tamarind. It is often served right at the start of the meals and works as a perfect appetiser. We also love its pairing with papad or vada. Rasam is one of the oldest soup recipes hailing from India, and they are so many different kinds of rasam recipes that it may take a lifetime or more for you to get bored of it. If you also enjoy soups in winter like us, you ought to try this stellar recipe that quashes the age-old myth that Indian food cannot be healthy.
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This lemon-ginger rasam is not only the ultimate treat your throat deserves this winter, but it is also incredible for your digestion. The peppers and spices used in the rasam give it a hot quality that keeps you warm from within. The two chief ingredients of this rasam are lemon and ginger. Lemon is a potent package of antioxidants that are known to fight disease-fighting free radicals. It is also one of the best sources of vitamin C. And what more can be said about the use of ginger in this season. A traditional remedy for cold, cough and flu, ginger is also known to have a dense nutritional profile. According to the book Healing Foods by DK Publishing, its active constituent "Gingerol has analgesic, sedative, antipyretic and antibacterial effects, another component zingerone is an antioxidant."
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Try this lemon ginger rasam recipe. You can find the recipe video above, do let us know how you liked it.