South Indian Rasam
Rasam, (Tamil: Rasam; Kannada: Saaru; Telugu: Chaaru;Malayalam: Rasam; Tulu:Resa; Sourashtra:Pulichaar) is a South Indian soup. It is prepared with tamarind juice or tomato, pepper and other spices.
It is eaten with rice or alone, as a soup. In a traditional meal, it follows the sambar course and is followed by curd rice. It differs from sambar in that it usually relies on tomatoes for its sourness rather than tamarind, and it is usually much more fluid.