Pepper is hot in taste and is a coolant to the body; there is nothing that helps cough and cold pepper in any form. I’ve heard that in some temple they give pepper rice as prasadam; but even if you have it prepared at home it is so tasty.
1. Black pepper - 2 tsp
2. Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
3. Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
4. Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
5. Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
6. Ghee - 2 tbsp
7. Cooked rice - 2 cups
8. Salt to taste
Step 1: Dry roast the curry leaves, pepper corns and sesame seeds until aroma emanates and grind them into coarse powder once cooled.
Step 2: Season mustard and cumin in a tawa with ghee and add cooked rice to that.
Step 3: Sprinkle enough salt and the ground powder and mix thoroughly to coat the rice evenly.
Step 4: Serve with appalam/ curds or plain rasam.