May 28, 2006

Tomato Rasam











Tomato Rasam
South Indian cuisine, a thin spicy drink or thin lentil soup, either mixed with rice or drunk by itself (rasam means flavor)


Ingredients

  • Cooked Tur Dhal...........................1 cup
  • Tomato .......................................3
  • Tamarind....................................Small size
  • Rasam Powder.............................2 tsp
  • Hing( Asafoetida)............           .1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder.............            1/2 tsp
  • Mustard and Cumin seeds....        1 tsp each
  • Ginger..........................................1 small piece
  • Curry Leaves................................ few
  • Coriander leaves(chopped) ....... 3 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Heat a pan with water add tamarind, turmeric, rasam powder(red chilli powder and coriander powder).
  • Add cut tomatoes salt and hing.The tamarind smell should go.
  • After 3 minutes remove the tomatoes and blend the tomatoes, curry leaves and ginger into puree.
  • Add this puree and cooked dhal(dilute with 2 cups water ). Stir it well.
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • When the mustard crackle ,add to the rasam.
  • Lastly sprinkle with chopped coriander.(lastly add 1 tsp pepper jeera powder and 1 tsp lemon juice to the rasam) optional)

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