Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tomato Rasam

#TomatoRasam - #ThakkaliRasam : In Tamilian lunch #Rasam is one of the main items prepared with tomato, tamarind and spices. It is basically a tangy & spicy concoction of spices in dhal water. There are many types of rasam like tamarind rasam, lemon rasam,.... Here I am going to present Tomato rasam.

tomato rasam

Ingredients :
Tomato ( country variety preferred )     : 2
Madras rasam powder                         : 2 Tsp
Green chilly                                          : 1 or 2
Turmeric powder                                  : a pinch
Salt                                                       : 2 Tsp ( adjust )
Pepper corn                                          : 1/2 Tsp
Cumin seeds                                         : 1/2 Tsp
Garlic cloves                                         : 3
Ginger piece                                         : 1/4 inch piece
Curry leaves                                         : 15 to 20
Coriander leaves to garnish.

To Temper :
Mustard seeds                                       : 1/2 Tsp
Cumin seeds                                          : 1/2 Tsp
Curry leaves                                          : 6
Asafoetida ( Hing )                                : small piece

Method :
Take pepper corn, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, ginger and curry leaves.
Coarsely grind. Now cut tomato into pieces and add to the mixie jar.

Again grind with cut tomatoes to extract juice of tomatoes.

Take Madras rasam powder, turmeric powder, split green chilly and salt in a vessel.

Now pour prepared spicy tomato juice into the vessel.
Wash the mixie jar with a cup of water and add that also to the vessel.
Add another 1/2 cup of water.
Keep on medium heat to boil rasam.
When it started frothing on the surface switch off.

Heat oil in a kadai.
Splutter mustard seeds, then cumin seeds, curryleaves and asafoetida.
Transfer onto rasam. Garnish with coriander leaves when rasam slightly cooled down or just before serving.

Note : If rasam is not tangy add required amount of lemon juice after switching off the stove..

Other rasam recipes you might like to try

rasam kokum rasam kollu rasam lemon rasam madras rasam powder