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Rasam & Sothi

Courtesy: Recipes of the Jaffna Tamils - Edited by Nesa Eliezer, Compiled by Rani Thangarajah
Tomato Sothi - Thakkaali Sothi

2 tomatoes
3 cups water
3-4 green chillies, slit into two 5-6
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 cup thin coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
1 tsp lime juice

1. Boil tomatoes, water, green chillies, fenugreek seeds, turmeric, thin coconut milk and salt.
2. At first boil, add thick coconut milk. Allow it to come to a boil again. Remove from the stove.
3. Add lime juice, stir thoroughly, and serve hot.
Note: Traditionally, String Hoppers are accompanied by, amongst other dishes, a coconut milk stew called `Sothi'. This can also be substituted with Tomato Sothi.


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