Jan 28, 2008

Garlic Rasam

My MIL call this rasam as "Raathiri Rasam". When there is nothing left from the morning samayal, she used to make it at night. This rasam needs no rasam powder cos it includes everything in its paste. Its easy to make and healthy n yummy to eat. The ingredients are as follows:

  1. Tomato - 2
  2. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  3. channa dal - 1/2 tsp
  4. pepper - 1 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  6. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  7. Garlic - 2 cloves
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Tamarind - a small lemon sized or 1 tsp paste
  10. Toor dal - 1 tsp

For seasoning:-

  1. Ghee - 1 tsp
  2. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  4. curry leaves - 10 leaves
  5. Asafoetida - a pinch
  6. Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

Grind all the above said ingredients in a blender like a paste. Take a pan, add a cup of water to the above said paste and cook for 10 mts. Again add 1 more cup of water. When the rasam starts giving fine aroma, turn off the stove. It needs to be foamy. In a small pan, pre heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida to it and pour it in the Rasam. At last, garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve it hot.

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