Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tomato Rasam

This is something every meal has to have in a tamil household and is very good for digestion and is a home remedy for the common cold as well as indigestion. Everybody has there own recipe or the different  proportions used to make there own rasam powders. There are many rasam powders available in the market and the only one I have tried and tested is the MTR rasam powder which is good.

Will follow up with the recipe for the rasam powder which we make at home.

Ingredients :

Tamarind 2 tbs or the size of a golf ball (note this is not the ready made paste)
Coriander 1/2 bunch
Curry leaves 2-3 sprigs        
Tomatoes 3 medium sized
Garlic pods - 2
Rasam powder - 3 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
Turmeric - a pinch
Red chillies - 2
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Preparation :

Soak the tamarind in water for half an hour remove the extract completely and keep aside to this add mashed tomatoes coriander and curry leaves, salt to taste and put in the rasam powder at last and don't stir this into the rasam. Now for the tempering/tadka heat oil add the mustard & cumin seeds once the splutter add the garlic which should be mashed and then add the turmeric and asafoetida/hing and the red chillies and add to the rasam. Heat this rasam mixture along with the tadka and let it come to a boil, please note as soon as it comes to a boil it should be taken off the heat.

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