Apr 17, 2009

Everyday Rasam

Rasam is an everyday inclusion of a wholesome midday meal. It keeps the appetite very light helping to combat the oilyness or heaviness of the previous course. There are many many versions of rasam. I have had many different kinds at many places. The taste can always be adjusted to fit to the style of any family. 

Serves... 2 ppl 
Goes good with... Hot rice

This is what u'll need....

Tomato - 1 big
Tamarind - size of a lemon
Garlic 5 cloves
Pepper 2 tbspn
Cumin 2 tbspn
Oil 1 tspn
Mustard 1/2 tspn
Fenugreek/methi/vendayam 1/2 tspn
Sugar 1/2 tspn (optional)
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Water 4-5 cups

Here is the stir....
  • Chop tomatoes and place it in a microwave safe bowl
  • Pour water and add tamarind to the bowl. Microwave for 5 mins 
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and fenugreek seeds to it
  • Once they splutter add the tomato mixture, crushed garlic cloves(with skin on), crushed pepper, cumin powder, salt,  sugar and water. Stir everything together
  • Top with chopped coriander leaves and heat the mixture till it just comes to a boil. It will start to become frothy when its almost done. Turn off and transfer to a different bowl to stop boiling the mixture

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