Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tomato Rasam

Hi Friends
Posting the recipe of Rasam,a famous South Indian soup which can be consumed with Rice.I follow my Mother's Recipe for preparing Rasam.


Tomatoes - 3
Tamarind  -small lemon size
Turdal -half cup or less
Rasam Masala Powder -2 tbsp
Curry leaves
Asaefoetida/hing/Perungayam  1 tsp
Turmeric/haldi/manjal  1 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard/kadugu/mohri/Rai 1 tsp
Green Chillies (optional)
Oil 1 tbsp
Jaggery little (optional)
Pepper powder and jira powder ( 1/2 tsp each)

Pressure cook turdal with more water.Mash it well and keep aside.
In a cup of water add tamarind,boil well and keep aside to cool.(This process helps in negating tamarind's ill effects).After cooling,extract tamarind pulp by filtering .

In a pan,add chopped tomatoes,curry leaves,hing,turmeric and water,mix them well with hands and place it on stove,Bring it to a boil.Add tamarind pulp.Let it boil.Add mashed turdal and water.Salt,
freshly ground pepper,jira powder,Rasam masala powder.Add jaggery if needed.Boil till bubbles appear.Switch off the flame.
For Tempering,
In a small kadai,add oil,mustard seeds,let it crackle,add hing,chopped garlic,green chillies.Add the tadka to Rasam
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Will post recipe of Rasam Masala powder in few days.

Tip:-If you want to make it little spicier,add Rasam masala powder during tempering

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