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Jun 3, 2012

Easy rasam

Sharing with you another simple version of a rasam variety. If you don't have stock of rasam powder don't worry, just follow the procedure below.

Rasam tastes different when the procedure, ingredients and combinations, cooking chemistry varies. so you can present the dish with same name with a new twist in taste & look.

I prepare this specially for my FIL who has chewing problem. So I cook the tomatoes along with  dhal (so that portein intake is also taken care of) and grind it to nice paste & prepare the rasam.

Don't think the list is too...oo long. they are the basic masala powders that you will be having in the kitchen. If not then go ahead and add some sambar powder. Rasam will still taste divine and different!

Ingredients :
  1. Tomato - 1 big
  2. Toor dal - 1/4 tea cup
  3. Dhania powder - 1.5 tsp
  4. Jeera powder - 1 tsp
  5. Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. roasted & powdered fenugreek powder - 1 pinch (optional)
  8. Tamarind - 1/2 lemon size
  9. Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Jaggery - 1 tsp
  13. Coriander leaves finely chopped - 1 tsp
  14. green chilli slit - 1 no
  15. Ghee - 1tbsp
  16. Mustard seeds

Procedure :

  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of hot water for 10 minutes and extract the juice & pulp using 2 more cups of water.
  • Chop tomatoes finely
  • Wash and pressure cook dal adding tomato pieces till 3 whistles.
  • In the meantime, Add  asafoetida, dhania, jeera, pepper, fenugreek, red chilli and turmeric powders, Slit Green Chilli, Jaggery to the tamarind extract, bring to boil, simmer the flame & cook for 5 minutes
  • Grind the dal tomato mixture to a nice paste and add to the boiling tamarind extract.
  • Add salt
  • bring to boil cooking on low flame till foam forms on top
  • Remove from flame, temper mustard seeds in ghee & add it to the rasam.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • another version of the yummy rasam is ready to be relished with white rice.


Usha Srikumar said...

Nothing to beat our simple and satisfying tomato rasam!!!

Usha Srikumar said...

Looks so colorful and appetising!

Leelagovind said...

now its 8.30pm seeing your rasam i feel like very very hungry..let me have my dinner:)))))))))))))..

Manidipa said...

Simple & healthy.

Mira said...

Thank you Ushaben.

Mira said...

:-) so what;s for dinner? I just finished my curd rice + onion + salt combination (karachadhu) with cherunarainga achar :p

Mira said...

Thank you Manidipa

Spice up the Curry said...

so simple and delicious rasam recipe. Thanks for sharing

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

மிகவும் ரஸமான பதிவு.;)))))

சூப்பர் டேஸ்ட்டான தக்காளி ரஸம்.

Mira said...

Thank you Kanan

Mira said...

Thank you Gopu Sir

KRUPA said...

Nice recipe, looks yum :-)

Mira said...

Thank you Krupa

Mahi said...

I love paruppu-rasam! Looks yummy!

Mira said...

Thank you Mahi.

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