Yogurt is known as Majjiga in Telugu and chaaru means rasam. This is a very simple to make and a delicious rasam variety that I have made till now. Perfect dish when you want to have something light:)
Sour yogurt – 1 cup
Water – 2+1/2 cups
Green chillies – 2
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsps
Chopped curry leaves – 1 tbsp
Ginger – 1/2 inch
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Hing ( asafoetida/ perungayam) – 1/4th tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee – 1 tsp
Mustard – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ( jeera) – 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds( methi/ vendhyam) – 1/4th tsp
Wash and finely chop green chillies and ginger.
Beat the yogurt well till there are no lumps.
Add 2 and a half cups of water and mix well.
To this add hing,turmeric powder,salt to taste, chopped green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves and curry leaves and mix well. Let it just simmer. It will only take few mins. Do not let it boil.
Take it off the gas.
Heat ghee in a pan. Add mustard. When it starts spluttering, add cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Sauté for few seconds and add the tempering to the chaaru.
Let it rest for few mins. Serve the chaaru hot with rice and any vegetable:)