Here comes my fav rasam. Serves 6 (appx). Don’t forget to try and post the results- good, bad, funny..
Ingredients: Two ripe tomatoes, toor dhal, asafoetida- a small piece, rasam powder, coriander, salt, tamarind
1. Soak tamarind- (size of half a lemon) in warm water for 10 mins.
2. Squeeze and extract pulp.
3. Slighly mash tomatoes with hand and add to the extract with 3 glasses of water.
4. Add salt and asafoetida and boil
5. Add 2 full spoons of rasam powder and allow it to boil for 2 more mins.
6. Take 3 tsps of boiled toor-dhal and mash. Pour the remaining water and add it to rasam.
7. Its time to remove from flame when you see rich yellow froth on top. Add 2 strings of curry leaves and coriander after you remove from flame.
8. Season with mustard and zeera in a tsp full ghee and keep it closed at least for 10 mins before you serve..
Drink hot or eat with hot cooked rice.
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For those of you fishing for a simple rasam powder recipe, here it goes! Let me know if it helped. Recipes to make varieties of rasams will follow.. Have already shared this with a few of my friends and is working well:-) And if you want to know why I start with rasam powder, well, the beginning of all things must be small and simple you see!!
(betw, how do i copyright my recipes?)
Ing: 1 cup toor dhal, 1 cup long red chillies, 2 cups dhania, 50 gms pepper, 100 gms jeera, curry leaves, coriander leaves, turmeric powder,LG powder
- Fry all these items in 1tsp ghee on low flame for 7-8 mins except turmeric powder.
- Make sure you wash the curry/dhania leaves before adding.
- Add 2 full scoops turmeric powder and 1 full tsp LG powder and remove from flame.
- Allow it to cool and finely powder using a mixer-grinder.
Tips: The round-ripe nattu (country) tomatoes and asofoetida bar adds flavor and fragrance to rasam and IS AUTHENTIC. Big no to the hybrid, oblong, b’lore tomato varieties!