Tomato Rasam – Tamil Style

Tomato rasam

Ingredients (Serves 4  – 5)

1. Tomato – 2 medium-large, cubed

     Green chilies – 2, slit

     Rasam powder – 1 tsp heaped

     Salt – To taste

     Water – 1 – 1.5 cups

     Tamarind – Small goose-berry sized (Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes and extract its juice)

2. Toor dal – 2 tbsp

     Water – Around 1/2 cup

To season

3. Ghee – 1- 2 tsp

4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Cumin seeds –1/4 – 1/2 tsp

    Dry red chilly – 1, broken

    Curry leaves – A few

Method

1. Cook the tomato cubes along with all other ingredients numbered 1 for 6 – 8 minutes until frothy. Add cooked toor dal. Cook for 2 minutes and switch off.

2. In a small pan, heat ghee and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Fry dried red chilly and curry leaves. Pour this seasoning over the curry. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Recipe Courtesy – Saraswathi Srinivasan

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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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