Mar 7, 2008

Mysore Rasam

This is a simple rasam but it tastes really good. Here is the receipe and the main ingredients are as follows:-
  1. Tomato - 2 (medium sized)
  2. Toor dhall - 1/4 cup (medium sized cup)
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Green chillies - 2
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
For seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1/2 tsp
  2. Ghee - 1/2 tsp
  3. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  5. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  6. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
First pressure cook the toor dhal and keep it aside. Take a pan, put the finely chopped tomatoes into it add a cup of water, turmeric powder, salt to taste, pepper powder and 1 green chillies to it and let it cook for 7 mts. When the tomatoes are finely cooked, add the toor dhall to it. Also add the required amout of water to it. Turn off the stove when foam starts coming out of rasam. Take a small pan, pre heat the oil and ghee, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add fenugreek seeds, asafoetida powder and remaining green chillies to it and fry it till golden brown. Pour it on top of Rasam. Garnish it with coriander leaves.

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