Rasam


A South Indian meal would not be authentic without the perfect sambar or rasam.There are different kinds of rasam depending on the ingredients:
Tomato rasam, Meriyala/Milagu (Pepper) rasam, Neem leaf rasam, Ginger rasam, Garlic Rasam, Lime Rasam, Mysore Rasam etc.


Ingredients:

1. 2-3 tbsp Toor Dal cooked soft with plenty of water
2. 1 tomato chopped roughly
3. 2 garlic pods sliced or chrushed
4. 2 tsp Rasam Powder homemade
5. 2 red chillies split (optional)
6. Seasonings - cumin,mustard, few fengureek seeds, a pinch of asfoetida and curry leaves
7. 2-3 springs of coriander leaves for garnishing
8. 1 tsp oil, 1/4 tsp ghee
9. 1 cup of tamarind pulp from 3 grape tomato sized tamarind.
10. 1 tsp of turmeric powder
11. 1 small piece of jaggery to taste
12. Salt as per ur taste.

Method:

1. Heat the oil and ghee in a pan and when hot add the seasonings mustard seeds,cumin seeds,
fengureek seeds, asfoetida, , curry leaves .
2. When the mustard starts to pop add the chillies and the garlic and saute.
3. Add the tomatoes and turmeric powder and cook till the tomatoes are mushy.
4. Now add the tamarind pulp ,salt and jaggery and let it come to a boil.
5. Now add the Mashed toor dal and enough water.
6. When it starts to boil add the rasam powder and boil for 4-5 minutes.
7. Garnish with fresh coriander and switch off when white bubbles appear on the surface.
8.Serve with hot rice.

23 Comments:

  1. Vaishali said...
    Rasam is so special, isn't it? One of my absolute favorite dishes and one I cannot have enough of. Yours looks lovely, Sireesha.
    Cham said...
    Ur rasam powd is exactly how i make it! So i know the taste of ur rasam now! My son wants everyday rasam! Looks perfect and tasty!
    mitr_bayarea said...
    Sireesha-

    rasam looks simple and tasty. Good one.
    Laavanya said...
    Rasam is mine and my daughter's favorite - very comforting.
    Andhra Flavors said...
    nenu anni recipes lonu perfect. nenu tea taganu ayina tea kuda pettagalanu. but :( ma husbend rasam pettamani adigite naku tension start avutundi. iam very poor on making of rasam. mi recipe fallow ayyi chustanu e saari.
    Suma Rajesh said...
    looks perfect...
    Padma said...
    I love rasam's specially with Non-veg curries. Yours is looking too good, I can have it in a glass if you have ne leftovers
    Cynthia said...
    Hi Sireesha! thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I am happy to discover yours.

    You know, I am yet to try making rasam.
    SriLekha said...
    i can't have rice without rasam...
    vandana rajesh said...
    nice rasam sireesha...rasam is welcome anytime as a soup or with hot steamed rice. :)
    sowmya said...
    we love garlic in our rasam too...good one.
    Madhavi said...
    Very nice rasam recipe, thanxxxxxx for sharing dear :))
    Myviews said...
    Rasam looks lovely & perfect!
    Myviews said...
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    rekhas kitchen said...
    na lekkalo charu leni bhojanam undadu specialy in south india rasam looks perfectand that is good for helth also
    Purva Desai said...
    Rasam is my mother in laws favourite dish...thanks for sharing :)

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    srikars kitchen said...
    Rasam looks nice and mouth watering ....

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    easycrafts said...
    I love rasam and just saw another version in other blog...yours is a inviting one
    Sujatha said...
    my favorite comfort food! can have this many times in a day.. looks yummy!
    notyet100 said...
    nice colour,..rasam is my fav too,.
    Trupti said...
    rassam looks very delicious Sireesha. Check my blog for award.
    Shreya said...
    Awesome Rasam!:-) My daughter loves Rasam and I am planning to make tomorrow for lunch, she still has a bad cold, so will help...
    ramya said...
    Love the color.....It is my favorite too...

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