A thinner and more nutritious version of your regular soup, Milagu rasam is one among the many different varieties of rasam. It is relished and cherished not only in the south of the country but everywhere.
It is made with tamarind, tomatoes, black pepper, and other spices, thus making it a tangy variation of the regular rasam. While a regular soup may contain a lot of vegetables that make it thick and full-bodied, this type of rasam, like the other varieties of rasam, is usually thin.
The ingredients of the Milagu rasam make it a great cure for coughs and colds during the winter. The primary ingredient in this mix is black peppercorns which have anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in manganese.
Rasam as an appetizer!
You can have this rasam as an appetizer, or you can combine it with some steamed rice to make the dearly loved rasam rice. You can add a bit of garlic in the preparation to enhance the flavor as well.
Milagu rasam is packed with nutrients, and in addition to this, it is a pleasure for the senses. It is an irresistible delicacy, and all you have to do is ask any South Indian why it is such a treat. We bet you will hear more than just positive reviews about it. The reason for this is not only the taste of this charming delight but also the myriad of health benefits it brings along by consuming it.
It complements digestion:
The process of digestion in our body is aided by the secretion of certain fluids. It is the secretion of these digestive fluids which is enhanced by the ingredients in Rasam. If you are feeling uneasy after eating rather heavily, having a bowl of rasam would be very beneficial for you as it will aid digestion. Rasam helps in preventing flatulence as it works against the formation of gas. It increases the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach and prevents acidity.
It is an Antioxidant Rich Food:
A good healthy young skin is what we all yearn for. The good old rasam can help you with achieving just that due to its antioxidant properties. The tamarind in your milagu will help to keep your skin supple, and thus cracks won’t be formed easily on the skin. This is an important factor to consider when speaking about skin health. If you decide to add tomatoes to the stew, then you have done another valuable thing for your health as the Vitamin C present in them will further enhance the benefits of the Rasam.
Helps immensely with good bowel movement:
It is not a hidden fact that many of us suffer from constipation, sporadically if not regularly. A lot of it, and a whole lot, has to do with the kind of food we eat. Rasam, owing to the tamarind used in it, is packed with rich dietary fiber, which we all know works like magic in making smooth the movement of matter. In this way, it works as a laxative.
Milagu rasam is also an exceptionally good defense against the formation of harmful bacteria in the stomach, like Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus. There are many reasons why rasam has been used for centuries, and this reason is certainly one of them. The contents of this potion certainly help you with the motion !!!
Vitamins and Minerals:
For proper nutrition, vitamins, and minerals are essential components that cannot be ignored at all. Whether it is Thiamine which helps to convert food into energy, or Niacin, which helps to keep the nervous system healthy, Rasam is loaded with these indispensable vitamins. Rasam also contains Folic acid, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C, which help to make the body make new cells, enhance vision, and are good for the skin and the blood vessels. Rasam is really a powerful food when it comes to nutrition.
If you want to shed some extra kilos, then a bowl of rasam may be more helpful than you think. The ingredients in rasam increase your body’s metabolism to a considerable extent, and a faster metabolism means that you don’t pack extra in your body. The result is a leaner, healthier body which in turn helps you develop a positive outlook towards life in general and your own body in particular. It won’t be an exaggeration if we say that having rasam makes your life better.
This might come as a surprise for some, but Milagu rasam is hypoglycemic. This means that consuming a bowl or two of it prevents the sudden spikes in blood sugar levels one might experience after having a carbohydrate-loaded meal. There are studies to corroborate this fact where people who consumed Rasam every day along with their regular meals reported having their diabetes under good control. Talk about magic food!!!
Find a warm friend in Rasam this cold season:
Milagu rasam is one food that is authentically traditional and thus brings us closer to our culture. We know that seasonal fruits and vegetables are suited well to relevant weather. Couple this with a number of healthy ingredients, and you will have a gem of a dish on your plate. One such incredible gem is the Milagu Rasam. It is a classic example of a dish that is loaded with ingredients having certified medicinal benefits and contents that fight aggressively against ailments. This traditional claim is approved by modern medical science. The medical potential of this magic dish should never be underestimated.
Rasam is an incredibly beneficial dish because of its healthy components. Although the ingredients vary based on season and availability, there are general ones like
- Curry leaves
- Cumin seeds
- Mustard seeds
- Red pepper
These ingredients provide excellent recovery to the body if you are experiencing symptoms of cold and/or flu. It provides your body with a wonderful inflow of vitamins and minerals that help in combating evil intruders and drive the symptoms away. However, you don’t need to be sick in order to relish this beautiful delicacy. It is an age-old saying that ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ You can have this dish to protect you in advance before the diseases even have a chance to make you sick. The curry leaves, and tamarind are loaded with excellent components which clean out your respiratory tract. This enables you to breathe properly and drive out flu or flu-like symptoms.
A plate of rasam is like a warm hug on a cold day. There are very good reasons why it is a staple food in many South Indian lunches. Milagu rasam works as a perfect antidote to cold, and it is very light on the stomach. The pandemic provided an opportunity for many people as they got to explore the incredible medicinal benefits of rasam firsthand.
The brew is versatile, and depending upon the season, the ingredients which increase the flavor of the dish are added accordingly. This also depends upon the seasonal availability of the ingredients, but all of this just adds up to making Milagu rasam an absolute superfood.
A host of South Indian dishes are rooted in the concept of medicine being the food itself. Milagu Rasam is absolutely no exception to this general rule. In fact, if anything, it steps up the game. Ayurveda, which is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, approves greatly of the ingredients used in a Milagu Rasam. So to give your immunity a wonderful push and to benefit greatly, pour that Milagu Rasam in your bowl and consume it daily. It is a superfood packed with ingredients that are highly potent, and when consumed in good quantities, will act as a healer and your best friend, especially in the cold season.
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