Jan 23, 2009

Cumin Rasam - Jeera Rasam

This is my all time favorite rasam. I make this rasam very often cos its easy to make and good for health too. The recipe I follow to make this rasam is as follows...

  1. Tomato - 2 (chop it)
  2. Tamarind paste - 2 tsp
  3. toor dhall - 2 tbsp
  4. Cumin - 2 tsp
  5. Rasam Powder - 1 tsp (acc to taste)
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
For seasoning:-
  1. Ghee - 2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  3. Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  4. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  5. Curry leaves - few
  6. Coriander leaves - few
First, grind toor dhall and cumin coarsely and keep it aside. Take a pan, put the tomatoes, tamarind paste, two cups of water, turmeric powder, rasam powder, salt and let it cook for 3 mts. When it begins to boil, add the grounded dhall and cumin powder to it and let it boil for another 5 to 7 mts. Add water some more if necessary. When the raw smell of rasam powder, tamarind and cumin goes, add required amount of water to it and when the foam forms, turn off the stove. Take a small pan, pre heat ghee, splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry it to golden brown. Pour it on top of rasam. Garnish it with coriander leaves. Serve it hot. This can be taken as a soup which helps for sore throat.

This cumin rasam goes to CMT - Dhall/kadi/sambar/rasam, hosting by Priya, an event by Jagruti


Usha said...

This is one of my fave rasam's too...looks good...Congrats on your award !

lubnakarim06 said...

Congratulations and rasam looks yummy.

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love rasam too. comfort meal

Gita Jaishankar said...

Congratulations on your award, nice color :)

Jaishree Iyer said...

Rasam looks gud vidhya.. Congrats on your award:) thanks for sharing with me I feel happy n honoured vidhya

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely colour vidhya...yummy

Sanctified Spaces said...

Thank you Vidhya, for passing the award to me. Im really thrilled because its my first.You have been so nice, Im glad I met you through this blog.Thanx a million again.


Dershana said...

I love this simple rasam with rice too. with a nice vatral on the side :-)

vijay said...

wonderful! rasam color is awesome! this is my menu for tonight!

momsnetwork said...

I made this rasam yesterday - delicious and so so easy. I will try it with potato fry the next time.
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