Tomato Rasam

Tomato Rasam / Rasam

 

Ingredients

  1. Ripe Tomatoes – 2 medium-large, chopped
  2. Pearl onion – 5 – 6, chopped
  3. Garlic – 6 – 7 cloves 
  4. Green chilies – 2 – 3, slit
  5. Whole pepper corns – 15 – 20
  6. Tamarind – Goose-berry sized or to taste
  7. Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Fenugreek powder – 1/4 tsp
  12. Hing / asafetida – 2  pinches
  13. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  14. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  15. Dry red chillies – 2 – 3
  16. Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped
  17. Oil – As required
  18. Salt – To taste

Tomatoes

Method

1. Crush the pearl onion, whole pepper corns, garlic, 3 –  4 curry leaves and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle or mixer. Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract its juice.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dry red chillies. Then add the crushed pearl onion, crushed garlic, pepper corn and cumin seed mixture. Saute for 30 seconds, add the green chillies and chopped tomato. Mix well and cook for 2 – 3 minutes stirring in between, at medium heat. Now add the turmeric powder, chilly powder,  coriander powder, fenugreek powder and hing. Mix well and add the tamarind extract and around 3 – 3.5  cups of water. Add enough salt.  Bring to a boil, then lower the flame and simmer for 6 – 8 mts. Add the chopped coriander leaves and a  few curry leaves. Finally add a pinch each of fenugreek powder and hing. Close the pan with its  lid. Keep aside for at least 10 mts for the flavors to set. Serve hot with rice or have it as a soup.

Rasam

 

 

Tomato Rasam / Thakkali Rasam

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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