Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rasam

 
This is one of the easy and quickest rasam recipe without using Rasam powder. We enjoyed delicious Vada-Pav at a friend's place recently. Her Mom asked for the rasam recipe without rasam powder. Gald to share one of the day today South Indian recipe..this recipe is for you Aunty! :)

Ingredients
Tomato-2
Tamarind - small piece
Whole pepper corns-1teaspoon
Cumin seeds -1teaspoon 
Garlic-1clove
Sugar-1/4teaspoon
Salt

To temper 
Oil
Mustard seeds-1/2teaspoon
Red chilly-1
Few curry leaves & Cilantro
Hing(asafoetida) - 1/8teaspoon

Method
Wash and cut the tomatoes into big chunks.
Take them with tamarind and  a half cup of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave it for 4-5 minutes. (time may vary according to the microwave)

Let it cool completely and mash it nicely, and  take out only the juice.

Roast the cumin seeds and pepper corns on low heat for couple of minutes. Once they cool down, crush them along with a clove of garlic and keep it aside.

Heat a teaspoon of oil, make the tempering with mustard seeds,curry leaves,red chilly and hing.



 

Add the tomato-tamarind juice, add enough salt and let it cook for a few minutes. Rasam will start frothing, by then add the crushed pepper-cumin and garlic and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. Put off the flame and add chopped cilantro. 

Quick and delicious rasam is ready! Serve with white rice or as a soup. 

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