Friday, February 29, 2008

Simple Rasam

Nothing beats a cup of hot pepper rasam on a cold rainy day. It can be had with rice or just as a soup. Here I have posted the easiest version of rasam. Try and enjoy it.

water- 4 cups
tamarind pulp- 1 1/2 tsp
tomato-1 (small)
garlic-4 pods
corriander leaves- few
curry leaves - few
salt- required
rasam powder:(to grind)
corriander seeds- 1 tsp
cumin- 1 1/2 tsp
pepper-1 tsp
red chillies-1
hing- a pinch

Mix water, tamarind pulp, tomato, garlic, corriander leaves, salt and rasam powder. Allow this to come to a boil. But don't boil it. switch off gas. Fry little mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and hing. Pour this over rasam.

Note: You can add 3 tbsps of cooked, mashed toor dal in the rasam before bringing rasam to a boil . Also adding a pinch of sugar increases the taste.

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