Heat up a sauce pan and dry roast the
cilantro, chili, peppercorns, cumin and curry leaves over moderate heat.
Shake and stir the pan frequently and roast until the spices give up a
aromatic smell. Add in the water, onion, garlic and tamarind and bring
to the boil. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the onions and garlic are
softened. Serve hot as a soup to be sipped in between mouthfuls of rice
for a delicious meal.