Friday, April 23, 2010


Friday, April 23, 2010
It s been like ages since i had home made food... We were waiting for our luggage to arrive since we moved to florida... so i was dieing to have some rasam for lunch today... and it came out very tasty.. It s very easy to make and yummy :)

Rasam is said to be made from the leftovers of Sambar ;)

The ingredients you need for this are

Left over toor dal water (Optional)
Tomatoes - 3 medium finely chopped
Onion - 1 small finely chopped
Garlic -  3 big cloves (smashed)
Green Chillies - 2 large finely chopped
Tamarind Paste - 1 tbsp (Mixed in Water;However I recommend you to use fresh tamarind as the canned one gives dark color) 
Coriander Powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder

For Tadka :

Dry Red Chillies - 4
Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Fenucreek seeds - 1 tsp
PepperCons -  1 tbsp (You can add more for spiciness)
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp  
Garlic Cloves - 3 big
Smash PepperCons, Cumin seeds and Garlic Cloves properly until they for almost like fine powder
Curry Leaves 

Now how do you make it ?

1. Pour water in a vessel.
2. Add chopped tomatoes , onions and green chillies
3. Add chopped garlic, chilli powder, cumin powder,coriander powder,salt and turmeric powder
4. Add tamarind juice
5. Bring it to a boil 5
6. Simmer for about 30 mins so that the flavor comes out of all the ingredients

Let's make the tadka now

1. In another vessel heat some ghee (or oil) 
2. Add red chillies and mustard seeds
3. When the mustard seeds splutter add urad dal, hing,fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. (See that you don't burn them)
4. Add the peppercon, cumin and garlic powder.
5. Add this tadka to rasam and simmer again for about 10-15 mins
6. Add chopped cilantro


Enjoy Rasam Rice with Chicken fry or Aloo fry (Any Vegetable fry) or a Papad 
It tastes real yummy :-)

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