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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Rasam(My style) | Tomato Rasam | Sadya Menu

Rasam is one of the simplest,quickest curry in a South Indian meal without which the meals/sadya is incomplete.This is so simple to prepare that any beginner can make with a very few ingredients,yet tastes delicious.One of my first learnt curries after marriage and by now you know the reason.I think most of us would agree to that.A glass of rasam after a heavy meal is perfect to digest food easily.My better half loves to drink rasam rather than as a curry,I love rasam with khichadi and pappad or steamed rice,rasam and fish fry.I love these combinations the best to enjoy rasam.You may be having a different set too to devour rasam,anyways lets get started to my style of preparing this rasam.



Ingredients
tomato 1 large chopped
*garlic clove 2 crushed with skin
*homemade rasam powder 1.5 tbsp
cilantro chopped 2tbsp
tamarind 1 goose berry size soaked
water 3-4 cups
salt to taste
oil 1tbsp

to temper
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
red dry chilli 2-3 broken
curry leaves a sprig
oil 1tbsp


Method
  • Heat a pan and add oil.Add in chopped tomatoes,saute until mashed lightly.Add in the water and bring to a boil with rasam powder,salt and squeezed tamarind pulp.When it is rolling boil and froth appears at the surface,add the crushed garlic,boil for a minute and then,switch off flame.
  • Add in chopped cilantro and leave covered for 15 mins.
  • In another pan,heat oil for tempering.Add mustard seeds,splutter and then add in red dry chillies and curry leaves.Pour this over boiled rasam.
  • Leave for another 5 minutes and then serve warm with steamed rice or moongdal khichadi.
Servings~ 3-4 cups of rasam


NOTES
* Don't over boil rasam,it doesn't taste good.
* Always wait for the solid contents to settle down before serving,tastes best.
* A perfect rasam is a true blend of all flavors,so adjust accordingly.
* Adding garlic adds flavor but you can omit if you wish to.
* You can even add cumin seeds(1/4 tsp) while tempering too though rasam powder has cumin in it.
* You can use ghee for tempering instead of oil too.

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19 comments:

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy, love rasam

Swathi iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

tomato rasam looks delicious.

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

I wish I can find all ingredients here; would love to try this!

indugetscooking said... Best Blogger Tips

I love drinking rasam rather than as a curry as well. It's been a long time since I had rasam. Must give your home made rasam powder a try.

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious..it would be great with hot rice

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

very comforting rasam...

anusha praveen said... Best Blogger Tips

There s no beating the warmth and comfort some rasam can offer. Delicious looking rasam Julie

remya sean said... Best Blogger Tips

Rasam and beef roast...our hostel friday menu :)Love to have it with any other side dish..I used to add loats of garlic and cumin...Yours looks so yummy

Marisa G said... Best Blogger Tips

Tomato rasam looks delicious. Love all the recipes with tomatoes. Beautiful pics.

Amrita Roy said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious

Shweet Spicess said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very flavorful my mom makes similar one!! I make use of daal making rasam and I love it!! :) do try it sometime :)

Shweta Arora said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect for this chilli weather. Wish I could grab that bowl over internet :) Looks fantastic

Remya Elizabeth Anish said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and flavorful rasam...... :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Love rasam any day, especially in winter, I can have it as a soup too..

Meena Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

I love drinking rasam...allla Januaryille sadya thudangiyoo.

Full Scoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple yet flavorful rasam!

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

one of my favorite comfort meal -rasam and rice. Nothing can beat the aroma of freshly prepared rasam...Your recipe is entirely different from mine, going to try yours soon. Thank you!

Delectable Flavours said... Best Blogger Tips

Rasam looks very tasty...wish I could get some now!

padma veeranki said... Best Blogger Tips

Nothing can beat rasam...will try your version....why dont you have a look at my version too;)