Friday, December 2, 2011


This a very tasty Rasam and is very easy to make too.

For the Rasam Powder:

Black pepper and Coriander seeds equal quantity...........30 grams each
Toor dhal and Jeera-------------------------------------15 grams each
Red Chilly---------------------------------------------- 6
Curry Leaves-------------------------------------------2 sprigs
Dry Fry all the ingredients except jeera and add it just before switching the stove.Once it becomes cool Grind it to powder and keep it.

For preparing the Rasam.
Tamarind----------------------------------------------- small lemon size
Hing----------------------------------------------------1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder--------------------------------------- half tsp
Green chilly---------------------------------------------2 Cut into half
Tomato-------------------------------------------------2 Cut into small pieces
Cooked toor dhal---------------------------------------1/2 cup
Mustard seeds------------------------------------------1/2 tsp
Salt ----------------------------------------------------as required
Ghee---------------------------------------------------1 tbsp (or you can use oil too)
Coriander leaves---------------------------------------chopped
Curry leaves ------------------------------------------1 sprig

Add turmeric powder, Hing and salt to the tamarind water and boil.In a small kadai add the ghee and once it becomes hot add the mustard seeds,tomatoes,green chilies and the curry leaves.Saute this for 1 minute and add it to the boiling tamarind water.Then add 2 tsp of the Rasam powder.boil for 2 more minutes and add the cooked toor dhal and enough water.Bring this to a boil and add coriander leaves.The yummy Rasam is ready!

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