Jan 28, 2008

Rasam

This is a simple receipe and just take few minutes to make it. Rasam is good to eat when we have fever or cold. Its good for digestion. The main ingredients are as follow:-

Ingredients :
  1. Tomato - 2
  2. Tamarind paste - 1 tsp (or small lemon sized tamarind)
  3. Turmeric powder
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Rasam powder - 2 tsp.
  6. Toor dal - 2 tbsp (cooked)

For Seasoning:

  1. Oil or Ghee - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  4. Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  5. fresh coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  6. Curry leaves - 10 leaves

In a pan, add a cup of water to cut tomatoes, mix the tamarind paste or tamarind. Add turmeric powder, rasam powder and salt to it. Let it cook/boil for 10 mts. Now add the toor dal and another cup of water to it. When the rasam starts emitting a very good aroma, turn off the stove. In a small pan, pre-heat the oil/ghee, add mustard seed, when seeds start splutter, add fenugreek seeds and asafoetida and curry leaves to it. Pour it in the rasam. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. Serve it hot with rice.

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