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Anglo-Indian Pepper Water Recipe

Anglo-Indian Pepper Water is a popular Anglo-Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Anglo-Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
20 minutes
Servings :
Serves 6
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Pepper water (Rasam in local parlance) invariably forms part of the afternoon meal in Anglo-Indian Homes. It’s usually had with plain white rice and accompanied by either a meat, poultry, or a seafood dish that is generally a dry fry.  

Pepper water should always be of a watery consistency. Since it is a good digestive as well, some people like to drink a cup of pepper water after a meal. 

Here is a simple step by step process for preparing tasty Anglo-Indian Pepper Water.


  • TO COOK:
  • 2 large Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup Tamarind juice extracted from a small ball of Tamarind or 2 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 small Onion sliced
  • 2 Red Chillies broken into bits
  • 1 tsp chopped Garlic crushed roughly
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • A few Curry leaves
  • 2 tsp oil
  • How to Make Anglo-Indian Pepper Water:

    1. Cook all the mentioned ingredients under 'To Cook' with 3 or 4 cups of water in a vessel on high heat till it boils. Reduce the heat and cook on low heat for about 5 or 6 minutes.
    2. Season as follows with the mentioned seasoning ingredients which should be used whenever a dish is to be seasoned/ tempered.
    3. Heat the oil in a suitable vessel and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the curry leaves, onion, crushed garlic and red chilies and sauté for a few minutes.
    4. Pour the cooked pepper water into this and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
    5. Serve hot with rice and any dry side dish such as Meat Pepper Fry, Meat Jalfrazie, Chicken Fry, Fried Fish or Prawns or a piece of fried Salt fish.


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